Erik Lamela has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur left-back Sergio Reguilon talked up the move to Sevilla, recommending the Spanish club to the Argentine (Sevilla FC).
The 29-year old left Spurs this summer after spending eight years at the club since signing from Roma all the way back in 2013.
He was part of a swap deal that saw talented winger Bryan Gill come the other way, with Spurs paying Sevilla an extra €25 million (The Guardian).
Reguilon spent the 2019/2020 season on loan at Sevilla from Real Madrid. It was incredibly successful as the left-back played 38 games in all competitions, including the final of the Europa League in which Sevilla came out winners, beating Inter Milan 3-2 in 2020.
His performances for the club on loan resulted in Tottenham splashing £25 million on the left-back – and he proved his worth, impressing last season despite the club’s disappointing campaign under Jose Mourinho.
Lamela, speaking to new club Sevilla, revealed that Reguilon spoke to him about joining the Spanish club.
He said: “I spoke with Reguilon a lot. Ever since his arrival to England, he spoke wonders about the club.
“I knew that was the case – I know many Argentines who played here and they all speak well of the club. Federico Fazio, Perotti.
“I already knew it was a great club.”
Seeing Lamela wearing another team’s shirt is strange. But the move was definitely right especially given the acquisition of Gil – a talented youngster who could be a breath of fresh air.
Reguilon seemed to play a big part in one convincing Gil to come, and two convincing Lamela about Sevilla.
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