Tottenham to pay £21.6m for Bryan Gil, with Erik Lamela moving to Sevilla as part of the deal; Gil has three caps for Spain and is part of their squad at the Tokyo Olympics; Gil signs five-year-contract with Spurs; Lamela ends eight-year spell at Tottenham.
Tottenham have signed winger Bryan Gil from Sevilla, with Erik Lamela joining the Spanish side in a swap-plus-cash deal.Spurs will also pay Sevilla £21.6m for Gil, according to Sky in Italy.The 20-year-old has signed a five-year contract at Spurs, while Lamela has joined Sevilla on a three-year deal.
Gil, who has three caps for Spain but was not included in their Euro 2020 squad, spent last season on loan at Eibar, where he scored four goals and registered three assists as the club were relegated from La Liga.
He is part of Spain’s squad at the Tokyo Olympics and started in their 1-0 win over Australia on Sunday.
Subject to international clearance, Gil, who is a friend of Spurs left-back Sergio Reguilon, will join up with his new team at the conclusion of the Games.
After coming through the youth system at Sevilla, Gil made 21 appearances for the Andalusian side in all competitions with his only goal coming in the Europa League in November 2019.
He also enjoyed a loan spell at Leganes in the second half of the 2019/20 season.
Lamela’s departure ends his eight-year spell with Spurs, who signed him from Roma in August 2013 for a then club-record fee of £30m.
He was one of a number of players signed by the club with the money raised from the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.
Lamela, who struggled with injuries throughout his Spurs career, made 257 appearances in all competitions, scoring 37 goals.
The Argentina international contributed four goals and one assist in 35 games in all competitions for Tottenham last season, including the Premier League Goal of the Season for his spectacular Rabona in the north London derby.
The goal against Arsenal was not the first time he had scored a Rabona for Spurs having pulled off the skill in a Europa League win over Asteras Tripolis at White Hart Lane in October 2014.