Report reveals how Spurs deal may have impacted Chelsea transfer this summer

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A report from Orgullo de Nervion has revealed that Sevilla were pleased with Tottenham signing Bryan Gil this summer, since the funds received eased pressure on the club in the transfer market. 

Spurs acquired the Spain U21 international over the summer in a deal worth £21.6m, with Erik Lamela moving the other way.  

The Spanish publication reports that Sevilla were keen to secure a deal with Spurs, to allow the club to be ‘calmer in a very complex transfer market’, amid intense interest from Chelsea in Jules Kounde. 

The Blues were said to be keen on securing a deal worth around €60 million for the French centre-back, though Sevilla were firm in their intention to keep him at the club. 

The report adds that once Spurs confirmed the deal to sign Gil, the La Liga side were under less pressure to go ahead with selling Kounde, ultimately stalling and preventing his transfer to rivals Chelsea. 

Gil has already shown promise in his short Spurs career, with his best game coming in the Carabao Cup third-round win over Wolves. 

Meanwhile, Lamela has hit the ground running in Spain, tallying three goals and an assist in his first five La Liga appearances.

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The move for Gil seemingly has quite a knock-on effect for Sevilla, with the funds received allowing them to keep their star defender in Kounde.

Recent transfer windows have been incredibly complicated, and the ability for them to keep Kounde is obviously very beneficial for them to stay competitive. 

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