The Argentine international’s first season at the club was hampered by injury and a back problem curtailed his season early - his last appearance against Stoke on December 29.
However, he’s worked hard all summer and was fit to take his place when pre-season training began on Saturday - the squad’s first session with our new Head Coach and Erik’s compatriot, Mauricio Pochettino.
“I feel really good,” said Erik, who made 17 appearances for us in the first half oif the season, scoring once. “I feel fit and I hope it will be a good season ahead.
“I hope to show everyone what I can do, especially for the fans and of course for the club. I’m grateful to the fans for their affection, that’s very important for me.
“Hopefully I will get the chance to play and then I will try and perform as well as I can.”
Below: Erik in training this week