Tottenham are closing in on a swap deal that will see the north London side sign Bryan Gil, with Erik Lamela heading to Sevilla in the opposite direction.
New sporting director Fabio Paratici is moving swiftly in a bid to strengthen the Spurs squad. There will be at least 2 more signings ahead of the forthcoming campaign.
First of all, the London-based club has reached an agreement is now understood to be close for exciting winger Gil.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the deal for the 20-year-old will see Spurs pay a fee of around €25m (£21.6m) plus add-ons for the youngster, with Lamela also included in part-exchange for the three-cap Spain international.
Who is Bryan Gil?
Gil spent the 2020/21 season on loan at Eibar and impressed despite the club’s relegation to Spain’s second tier, scoring four goals and providing three assists, in addition to leading his teammates for successful dribbles, progressive carries and chances created.
Spurs are now finalizing a deal, though Gil’s joining up with the north London side will be delayed by the winger’s involvement in this summer’s Olympic Games Football tournament with Spain.
The club are also working on a double deal for Atalanta duo Pierluigi Gollini and Cristian Romero as the club seek additions at goalkeeper and centre-back.
Bryan Gil in La Liga last season [Eibar rank]:— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) July 20, 2021
210 progressive carries [🥇]
126 attempted dribbles [🥇]
72 successful dribbles [🥇]
53 passes into the box [🥇]
52 chances created [🥇]
35 carries into the box [🥇]
3 through balls [🥇]
An exciting addition to the PL. 🇪🇸 pic.twitter.com/oCdjVEqLNz
Lamel’s EPL career is coming to and end
Lamela’s departure to Sevilla will bring an end to the Argentine’s eight-year spell in the Premier League.
The former record-signing making 255 appearances and scoring 37 goals since arriving from Roma in 2013. One of his most notable moment, if not the most, would be the rabona goal against Arsenal last season.