Tottenham confirm £21m summer signing of Bryan Gil from Sevilla in a move that sees Erik Lamela head in the opposite direction as Nuno Espirito Santo makes his first permanent signing as Spurs manager
- Tottenham have announced their first permanent summer signing with Bryan Gil
- The 20-year-old midfielder arrives with Erik Lamela going in opposite direction
- Spain star will join up with the Tottenham squad after featuring at the Olympics
Tottenham Hotspur have completed their first outfield signing of the summer after landing Bryan Gil from Sevilla in a £21million move which sees Erik Lamela head in the opposite direction.
The north London side confirmed the move on their Twitter account, moments after teasing the announcement with a tweet reading ‘Dos segundos’, which translates as Spanish for ‘two seconds’, in a response to a tweet from left-back Sergio Reguilon telling the club to announce the transfer of his Spanish compatriot.
Gil is the second arrival this summer at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium following the arrival of goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini from Atalanta on loan.
Gil will not be able to join up with the Spurs squad for now as the midfielder is away on international duty with Spain at the Tokyo Olympics.
His arrival though also sees long time servant Lamela head for Sevilla following eight years at Spurs, with the north London side also bidding farewell to the Argentine with a tweet reading ‘A player who gave everything for the badge. Thank you Erik Lamela.’
Gil spent last season on loan at LaLiga Eibar but the 20-year-old impressed Spurs scouts despite the club being relegated.
Gil is at the Tokyo Olympics with Spain and started in his side’s 1-0 win over Australia on Sunday.
Lamela, 29, joined Tottenham from Roma in 2013 for a then club record fee of £30million as the north Londoners splashed the £85m they had just received from Real Madrid for Gareth Bale.
But the Argentine has not quite had the impact he or Spurs would have hoped for.
He is set to leave Tottenham after making 257 appearances in all competitions in eight seasons, scoring 37 goals and providing 47 assists.
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