Report: Sevilla tried and failed to add £130m-release clause to Gil’s contract 

Bryan Gil
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Mundo Depertivo have revealed that Sevilla tried desperately to tie Bryan Gil down to a new contract before eventually deciding to sell him to Tottenham.

Gil is considered by some to be one of the brightest young prospects in Spanish football, having impressed during his loan spell at Eibar and even being rewarded with his first senior cap for La Roja earlier this year.

Reports emerged on Tuesday that Tottenham had agreed to pay €25m (£21.6m) plus Erik Lamela for Gil, with the Argentine midfielder expected to sign a three-year contract with Sevilla.

Mundo Depertivo have also confirmed that the 20-year-old is on his way to Spurs but they also revealed that Sevilla tried hard to hang on to the player.

The report claims that the La Liga club had tried to renew his contract in the past but the winger was reluctant to do so.

The Andalusian club had allegedly wanted Gil to sign a new deal that contained a release clause of €150m (£129.3m).

However, it is said that Sevilla encountered opposition from the player’s representatives, especially after the youngster made his debut for Spain.

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I, like many Spurs fans, was wondering why Sevilla would be open to letting Gil go for such a modest price if the 20-year-old is as highly rated as some seem to suggest.

This report certainly answers that question and if its assertions are true, Paratici has to be commended for seizing on the opportunity to snap up the youngster. 

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