Spurs swap deal; Bryan Gil to N17, Lamela Sevilla bound
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Tottenham Hotspur's new managing director Fabio Paratici keeps making moves ahead of the 2021 / 22 Premier League campaign. 

The Italian did state when he arrived to North London that there were going to be multiple players exiting the squad this summer, and it looks like that has started.

According to Football Insider Fabrizio Romano, Spurs are in final negotiations with Sevilla to conclude a swap deal with Erik Lamela going to La Liga and 20 year-old Bryan Gil arriving to N17. 

Tottenham will also be paying €25m plus add-ons for the deal to go through.

Erik Lamela 

The Argentinian, who had been at Spurs since 2013, showed a lot of flashes of the great player he is in his time at North London, but due to injuries and incosistency, he was never able to explode his full potential. 

In eight years at the Club, Lamela recorded just 177 appearances and scored 17 goals across all competitions.

Although the fans expected more from him in terms of numbers, the 29 year-old gained a a lot of respect due to his passion and energy every time he step foot on the pitch. 

Bryan Gil

On the other hand, Spurs will be getting the Spanish 20 year-old starboy, as Gil has been considered by many 'Little Cruyff' for his displays on the wing and dribbling skills in tight areas.

Gil will be playing for Spain in the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer.

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“I liked him from the very first time we chatted. He is very mature, very calm. He has this great energy, and talent-wise there is not much else to say,” Spanish national team head coach, Luis Enrique said about Gil.

"He uses both of his legs well, he protects the ball well, has a great strike and crosses the ball well.

The left-footed winger, who was on loan at bottom-placed Eibar last season, was 11th in La Liga for total crosses into the box completed and was also in the top 25 players for dribbles completed per-90.

Gil only turned 20 years old this year and has already made more than 50 La Liga appearances.

Prior to being on loan at Eibar, he spent some time at Leganés in 2019, where he became the first-ever team player to win a Spain senior team call up. 

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