With the Premier League season kicking off in under three weeks, teams are scrambling to shuffle players around. Tottenham Hotspur and Sevilla, after well-documented negotiations, have come to an agreement for the transfer of highly-rated youngster Bryan Gil, According to Fabrizio Romano.
Spurs and Sevilla Agree Bryan Gil Swap Deal
Bryan Gil Heading to the Premier League
Tottenham and Sevilla have finalized a deal which sees one of Spain’s most promising youngsters head to the Premier League. Gil is imminently arriving in London to finalize a five-year contract with Spurs.
The 20-year-old spent last season on loan with SD Eibar, scoring four times and providing four assists in 30 appearances. The Sevilla youth product, capable of playing on both wings or as an attacking midfielder, has been competing with the Spanish Olympic Team the past couple of weeks.
Erik Lamela and Cash Heading the Other Way
Erik Lamela is currently in Seville to complete his medical with the 2019/20 Europa League winners. The versatile attacker, who primarily lines up as a right-winger, joined Tottenham in 2013 to be Gareth Bale’s successor.
Despite playing 257 matches for Spurs, he has never fully filled the boots of the Welshman. That is not to say his time at Tottenham has been a disappointment: it just has not been what Spurs wanted for splashing £27 million on him. The 29-year-old, who has his occasional moments of brilliance, will offer Sevilla a solid rotational option while arriving with everything to prove.
Tottenham will also be giving Sevilla around £21 million as part of the deal.
Spurs will remain active this transfer window, hoping to sign Cristian Romero and Takehiro Tomiyasu following the recent arrival of goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini. Using Lamela as a weight in the Gil deal helps Spurs preserve funds that will need to be used when trying to complete the deals for their center-back targets.
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