Some Spurs fans on social media are delighted to hear about reports of Tottenham completing a deal for Sevilla winger Bryan Gil, with Erik Lamela set to go the other way.
Gill came through the Sevilla academy and went on to make his first-team debut for the club in 2019.
He has since had two loan spells with Leganes and Eibar, with the youngster particularly impressing in the latter, netting four goals and registering four assists for the club last season.
Fabrizio Romano has now revealed that Sevilla have agreed to sell the 20-year-old to Spurs for a deal worth €25m, add ons, and Lamela.
If that is indeed the case, it means that the Argentine will be leaving the North London club eight seasons after joining from AS Roma.
The midfielder has been linked with a return to the Serie A over the past few weeks, but if Romano’s update is to be believed, the 29-year-old could now be on his way to Spain.
While some Spurs fans were pleased about the news, others admitted that they will miss Lamela.
Lamela’s time is absolutely well overdue but I don’t hold anything against him for his fibreglass body. He always put 100% into everything when he put that shirt on so he deserves a bit of respect from everyone, in my opinion.
— DAN (@YidVids) July 20, 2021
LITTLE CRUYFF COMING TO THE LANEEEEE pic.twitter.com/8yB10XmakO
— Hurrikane🇵🇸 (@Pipos38190711) July 20, 2021
Hadn't heard of Bryan Gil, but a quick search on Spanish Football Twitter and the opinions across are too good to be true. Paratici ballin??
— Alok Badri (@alok_TTID) July 20, 2021
:( gutted that lamela is leaving, was one of our best on his day, always fought hard, just never had clean seasons from injuries
— Jedd Timbs (@TeddJimbs) July 20, 2021
Looks like he’s off. But I’ll miss him a little bit.. pic.twitter.com/xxptMJjAcT
— • ᴅᴀᴠɪᴅ ᴇʟʟɪs • (@fullback03) July 20, 2021
Bryan Gil v Erik Lamela's injury list..
Thats a good enough upgrade for me! pic.twitter.com/wWOw3UjIuV
— Josh Steele (@steelej27) July 20, 2021
Will actually miss Lamela, his faulty hips and the annual rabona. Feel bad that I haven’t had him on the back of the shirt once in 8 years. Proper Spurs 😈😪 pic.twitter.com/Nxr6nWBvqy
— Kerry 💙⚽️ (@KerryCOYS) July 20, 2021
I’ll miss Lamela. He brought a lot of attacking energy to the side the last two seasons.
— R Dean Johnson (@RDeanWriter) July 20, 2021
What an upgrade
— ً (@thfcjxmie) July 20, 2021
so all of bryan gil's strengths are very impressive and lamela's leaving too if paratici pulls this off oml he's a magical man indeeddddd
— snehaaa (@sneharants) July 20, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
There is always an element of risk involved in signing young talent as they might not live up to their potential. However, this does seem like a smart deal for Spurs since it was always going to prove difficult for the club to get a decent fee for Lamela this summer, particularly given that not many clubs around Europe have money to spend.
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