Tottenham have announced their second summer signing with Bryan Gil joining from Sevilla and Erik Lamela moving the other way as part of the deal.
Tottenham Hotspur have made an official statement to confirm that they have secured the services of Bryan Gil on a five-year deal running till June 30, 2026. As part of the deal to sign the 20-year-old, Erik Lamela has joined Sevilla, with the Andalusian club also receiving €25 million.
Bryan Gil is widely regarded as one of the most promising up-and-coming attacking players hailing from Spain. The 20-year-old winger joined Sevilla as an 11-year-old in 2012 before making swift progress in their youth setup. However, he spent more time away from the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium than with Los Nervionenses, having been sent out on loan to Leganes and Eibar.
It is at Eibar, in particular, where Gil made quite an impression, managing a tally of four goals and as many assists in 29 appearances. While he may not have been prolific enough, the Spaniard did enough to capture the attention of some of the biggest clubs in Europe, with the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid among his initial suitors. However, it is Tottenham, who have won the race to sign him.
Tottenham seem to have finally kick-started their spending spree in the summer transfer window following the appointment of Fabio Paratici as the Managing Director of Football and Nuno Espirito Santo as the new manager. The North Londoners confirmed the arrival of Pierluigi Gollini on loan from Atalanta last week.
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The major summer arrival for Spurs this summer, though, appeared to be Bryan Gil. Tottenham have, in fact, moved quite rapidly to secure the services of the 20-year-old, with the first rumours pertaining to the Spanish winger surfacing last week. Those rumours suggested that Gil would join Tottenham as part of a player-plus-cash deal, with Lamela moving to Sevilla.
That is exactly what Tottenham have pulled off now to complete their second summer signing, with Gil set to arrive at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium once his campaign with Spain at the Olympic Games in Tokyo ends. And as initially suggested, Lamela makes his way to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.
In addition, as claimed by reputed Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Sevilla will also receive €25 million as part of the deal. As for Gil, he has agreed to a five-year contract with Tottenham, who have secured him till June 30, 2026. It will now be interesting to see if Gil’s career takes off in the Premier League, with his addition setting Spurs’ attack up for years, especially in the wake of Son Heung-min’s renewal.