Tottenham Hotspur have announced the signing of Bryan Gil with Erik Lamela departing for Sevilla in a swap deal between the two clubs.
Gil has signed a five-year contract with Spurs which is set to see him play in North London until June 2026, having scored just twice in 21 appearances for Sevilla in last three seasons after making his senior debut in January 2019.
2019/20 and 202/21 seasons however has seen him spend time out on loan at Leganes and Eibar respectively, with the Spanish winger impressing at the latter club with four goals in 29 appearances last season.
His performances at Eibar also saw him receive his first senior call-up for Spain in March, with his first cap coming against Greece and is now currently part of Spain’s Olympic Football team at Tokyo, Japan where La Roja currently lead Group C with two clean sheets from their first two matches.
Sevilla released the following statement thanking Gil for his work over the years, commenting: ‘Sevilla FC thank Bryan for his desire and commitment over all these years and wish him the absolute best both in Japan and for the next step in his footballing career in England.’
Lamela meanwhile has headed to Sevilla as part of this transfer agreement between Spurs and Sevilla for Gil, ending an eight year stay in North London for the Argentinean who has scored 37 goals in 257 appearances across all competitions throughout his time at the club.
The Argentinean though will be best remembered for his rabona goal against Arsenal in March 2021 to gift Spurs the lead, before finding himself red-carded in the second half as the Gunners came from behind to win 2-1.
Paying tribute to Lamela’s time at the club, Tottenham hailed him as ‘A Club man through and through’ and wishes him ‘all the best for the future.’
Both players could make their debuts for their new clubs at home on Sunday 15 August as Gil potentially faces a tricky Premier League debut match for Spurs against Manchester City, whilst Lamela’s bow for Sevilla could see him face Rayo Vallecano in Spain’s La Liga.