The swap deal between Tottenham and Sevilla for Bryan Gil and Erik Lamela has been signed off, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Trustworthy reporter Romano was the first to reveal that the two clubs were in talks over the swap deal recently. Lamela has struggled with injuries during his time with Tottenham, despite contributing the occasional spectacular goal. Now, it seems his time in north London has come to an end.
Romano has now provided an update, confirming that the Argentine winger is in Seville for his medical. In return, Gil is expected to arrive in London soon to undergo his.
The reporter confirms that Tottenham will pay an additional €25m in addition to Lamela for Gil’s signature. He describes the deal as “completed”, “signed” and “confirmed”, even if there is no word yet from either club.
Gil is 20 years old and spent most of last season on loan at Eibar from Sevilla. He was unable to help them avoid relegation, but the 29 appearances he made were crucial for his development. In fact, his form earned him his first three caps for the senior Spain national team.
He is now ready for a new adventure in England with Tottenham, who are building for the future under new managing director and head coach duo, Fabio Paratici and Nuno Espirito Santo.
They have already bolstered their ranks with the addition of goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini on an initial loan deal from Atalanta. The focus has since changed to outfield targets; Gil is set to be the first to arrive in that department.
Lamela, meanwhile, will leave Spurs with 255 appearances and 37 goals to his name from an eight-season spell.
Tottenham step up interest in Argentine forward
Another attacker on Tottenham’s radar – and one with more experience – is Joaquin Correa.
The Argentina international looks likely to leave Lazio this summer. Rome-based paper Corriere Dello Sport now claims Arsenal and Tottenham are ready to bid for him.
Both Arsenal and Spurs are looking to strengthen up front. The Gunners are still looking for a suitor for Alexandre Lacazette, while Harry Kane wants out of Tottenham.
Correa certainly caught the eye last season when he notched eight goals and added three assists in Serie A.
Also a former Sevilla player, he is now under consideration for both north London rivals.