Spurs have signed Lamela, a 20-year-old, to a five year contract. Sevilla has Lamela signed a three-year agreement. Gil, who holds three Spanish caps, was not part of their Euro 2020 squad. Gil spent last season at Eibar on loan, where he scored four and recorded three assists. The club was relegated by La Liga. He is part Spain's Tokyo Olympics squad and was part of their 1-0 victory over Australia on Sunday. Subject to international clearance Gil (a friend of Sergio Reguilon Spurs left-back) will join his new team after the Games are over. After passing through Sevilla's youth system, Gil appeared in 21 competitions for the Andalusian side. His only goal was in the Europa League on November 2019. He also had a loan spell at Leganes for the second part of the 2019/20 Season. Lamela's departure is the end of his eight year spell with Spurs. Spurs signed him from Roma in august 2013 for a club-record sum of PS30m. He was one of many players signed by the club after Gareth Bale was sold to Real Madrid.
Lamela, who had suffered with injuries all through his Spurs career and made 257 appearances at all competitions, scoring 37 goal. The Argentina international played in four goals and one assist in 35 Tottenham games last season. This included the Premier League Goals of the Season award for Rabona's performance in the north London derby. It was not his first time scoring a Rabona goal for Spurs. In October 2014, he scored it in a Europa League win over AsterasTripolis at White Hart Lane.
Terry Gibson, Spanish expert in football told okSport News, "He was one among the most talked up players in La Liga last Season and one that I love." "He was playing in a team struggling in Eibar who finished at the bottom in the league. But, this young Sevillan player on loan was making an incredible impression. "He is a player people love watching. He's an old-fashioned, winger. Great at dribbling, great touch and good passer of ball. "I am beyond thrilled Spurs signed him," Gibson says Erik Lamela moves in the opposite direction. "One reason Sevilla allowed Bryan Gil out is that they have many really good wide attacking and skilled players. So it is hard for Lamela to fit in immediately. That is why I believe Sevilla decided to let Gil go. "It is a good deal for the club as it allows them to keep one or more of their older players. "[France international defense defender] Jules Kunde - this is a player that many European clubs want to sign – but I think Sevilla will try their best to keep him. "I think it suits everyone. Lamela is going a fantastic team, who play a very good style. Tottenham has a young player named Bryan Gil, so it should be exciting.