Bryan Gil signs a five-year contract

Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Sevilla winger Bryan GIl, who has signed a five-year deal with the North London side.

The move is part of a player plus a cash agreement of 25 million euros which means that the Argentine forward Erik Lamela will switch to La Liga. Gil has played for Spain during the Olympics but has now been confirmed as a Spurs player.

Thanks, agent @sergio_regui?

Welcome to Spurs, @ 11BryanGil!

– Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 26, 2021

Although there is plenty of hype around Gil, it is not in Seville where he has made his name.

The 20-year-old has spent the last two seasons on loan and spent time with Leganes and Eibar during the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons, respectively. Last term, he managed 29 games in all competitions for Eibar, returning four goals and three assists in La Liga.

He is a versatile attacking talent and became the first ever player born in the 2000s to score in La Liga when he played against Rayo Vallecano in April 2019. Gil is also known for his dribbling and cross ability.

While he did not make Spain’s squad for the European Championship 2020, Gil has three high international appearances to his name, and made his debut in March against Greece. He has made 39 appearances in all age groups for La Roja.

Gil is Tottenham’s second incoming transfer in this window after signing goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini from Atalanta. The club has continued to be linked with an attempt at a midfielder, with Gollini’s Atalanta teammate Cristian Romero staring at football manager Fabio Paratici.

Spurs confirmed that Gil will join the Spurs squad after Spain’s participation in the Tokyo Olympics. They look to qualify for the knockout stages after picking up four points from their two group games.

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