Football: Tottenham sign winger Gil from Sevilla, Lamela moves other way

Bryan Gil (left) and Erik Lamela.
Bryan Gil (left) and Erik Lamela.PHOTOS: REUTERS, EPA-EFE

LONDON (REUTERS) - Tottenham Hotspur have signed winger Bryan Gil from Sevilla on a five-year contract with midfielder Erik Lamela joining the Spanish side as part of the deal, the Premier League club said on Monday (July 26).

Gil spent last season on loan at Eibar, where he scored four goals and registered three assists in La Liga as they were relegated after finishing bottom.

British media reported that Tottenham would pay €25 million (S$40 million) for the 20-year-old, who has three caps for Spain. Gil is currently at the Olympic Games in Tokyo and started in Spain's 1-0 win over Australia on Sunday.

Gil is new Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo's second signing, after the arrival of goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini from Serie A club Atalanta on a season-long loan last week.

Lamela's departure ends his eight-year spell with Tottenham, who signed him from Roma in August 2013. The Argentina international made 257 appearances for Spurs across all competitions, scoring 37 goals.

Tottenham, who finished seventh last season, begin their Premier League campaign at home to champions Manchester City on Aug 15.