Spurs sign winger Gil as Lamela departs

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    Bryan Gil in action for SpainGil has won three caps for Spain

    Tottenham have signed Sevilla winger Bryan Gil, with Spurs midfielder Erik Lamela joining the Spanish club as part of the deal.

    Twenty-year-old Gil, who has agreed a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee, made his Spain debut in March and is part of the squad at the Olympics.

    He made 14 La Liga appearances for Sevilla, all as a substitute.

    Argentina international Lamela, 29, joined Spurs from Roma for £25.7m in 2013.

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    Lamela was one of seven players – along with Christian Eriksen, Roberto Soldado, Paulinho, Etienne Capoue, Vlad Chiriches and Nacer Chadli – Tottenham signed in the summer when Gareth Bale left for Real Madrid in a world record £85m deal.

    Lamela becomes the last of the seven to leave Spurs.

    He scored 37 goals in 255 games and was an unused substitute in the 2019 Champions League final defeat by Liverpool.

    Gil came through Sevilla's youth academy before making his senior debut in January 2019.

    His final appearance came in September 2020 before he joined Eibar on a season-long loan.

    He scored four goals in 28 league games as Eibar finished bottom of the table last season.

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      Comment posted by Candy Kanes, at 13:41 26 Jul

      He’s been a great servant, scored a few wonder goals and committed to the cause like few others have. But ultimately never quite hit the highs that we’re hoped of him.

      I’m sure every one of us has appreciated the effort on the field.

      So long Eric, you’ll always be a Spur!

      And now, welcome Gil!

      COYS!19334

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        Reply posted by Meh, at 13:56 26 Jul

        "He’s been a great servant, scored a few wonder goals and committed to the cause like few others have. But ultimately never quite hit the highs that we’re hoped of him.I’m sure every one of us has appreciated the effort on the field.So long Eric, you’ll always be a Spur!And now, welcome Gil!COYS!"Meh replied: Agree, a great servant. His defensive work rate was incredible, gave us a bit of a mean edge at times. Was unlucky with injuries and wasn’t consistent enough in attack however.7811

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      Comment posted by Meh, at 13:54 26 Jul

      Seems like a good deal, Lamela was a decent squad player but never held down his position and at 29 this was a good time to cash in. If he’d been luckier with injuries things could’ve been different.

      Hope Gil can offer some competition to that front 3!643

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        Reply posted by Muzzyfoxster, at 13:57 26 Jul

        "Seems like a good deal, Lamela was a decent squad player but never held down his position and at 29 this was a good time to cash in. If he’d been luckier with injuries things could’ve been different.Hope Gil can offer some competition to that front 3!"Muzzyfoxster replied: Show pony with no consistency.3785

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      Comment posted by bbc admin, at 14:13 26 Jul

      So the last of the magnificent 7 bought from Bale money leaves.

      This time last year, there was all the unbelievable hype about Mr Bale ‘coming home’.

      Little did we know back then, that he was just using Spurs as a fitness gym for Wales and golf tournaments!8231

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        Reply posted by kris, at 14:47 26 Jul

        "So the last of the magnificent 7 bought from Bale money leaves.This time last year, there was all the unbelievable hype about Mr Bale ‘coming home’.Little did we know back then, that he was just using Spurs as a fitness gym for Wales and golf tournaments!"kris replied: 16 goals in 34 games. Pretty good for a fit Welsh golfer.10714

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      Comment posted by King_Power, at 14:05 26 Jul

      Wow…….a HYS for something other than Man Utd, this should be breaking news!7124

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        Reply posted by The Spin Doctor, at 14:51 26 Jul

        "Wow…….a HYS for something other than Man Utd, this should be breaking news!"The Spin Doctor replied: Well Man Utd fans also need HYSs where they can attack and put down other teams, right?3015

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      Comment posted by Manlyvale, at 14:03 26 Jul

      Watched him in come on for last half hour in the Olympics last night. Looks a decent prospect. Very pacey and ain’t afraid to run at blokes. Also looks composed/comfortable when on the ball. Will defo have you on the edge of your seat on occasion. Good signing.478

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        Reply posted by Dallas Cowboys Liverpool FC, at 15:50 26 Jul

        "Watched him in come on for last half hour in the Olympics last night. Looks a decent prospect. Very pacey and ain’t afraid to run at blokes. Also looks composed/comfortable when on the ball. Will defo have you on the edge of your seat on occasion. Good signing."Dallas Cowboys Liverpool FC replied: Looks like a good, decent signing, still based on Spurs recent patchy record when it comes to new players, I think a ‘wait and see’ approach would be best.284

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      Comment posted by norm, at 13:43 26 Jul

      Hope he turns out to be a good signing!

      Erik never did much imo but wish him all the best. Always felt he was going to get himself sent off in every game he played, his rabona was an absolute beauty364

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        Reply posted by Muzzyfoxster, at 14:01 26 Jul

        "Hope he turns out to be a good signing! Erik never did much imo but wish him all the best. Always felt he was going to get himself sent off in every game he played, his rabona was an absolute beauty"Muzzyfoxster replied: 1 decent goal in 8 yrs…show pony diver..no end product…hmmm sums up spurs…least they’ve recycled Lamela like they recycled their trophy cabinet and sold as a converted rabbit hutch i hear..2781

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      Comment posted by COYS 1, at 15:08 26 Jul

      Really liked Erik. Thanks for your service to Spurs, good luck with Savilla.368

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        Reply posted by Fan Of Whoever Plays Man Utd, at 16:39 26 Jul

        "Really liked Erik. Thanks for your service to Spurs, good luck with Savilla."Fan Of Whoever Plays Man Utd replied: And with that that last of the Magnificent 7 rides off into the sunset, er I mean to Sevilla.65

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      Comment posted by finnharpsman, at 14:49 26 Jul

      When you sell a star player as they did with Bale, who was a star at that particular time, there is no point in spreading the proceeds too thinly so as the improve the squad depth because only 11 can start any game. You need to replace quality with quality. Eriksen and one other top player would have been better than Eriksen and 6 others.242

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        Reply posted by db, at 16:47 26 Jul

        "When you sell a star player as they did with Bale, who was a star at that particular time, there is no point in spreading the proceeds too thinly so as the improve the squad depth because only 11 can start any game. You need to replace quality with quality. Eriksen and one other top player would have been better than Eriksen and 6 others."db replied: Good point. Did the other 6 they bought far exceed others they had coming up through their own system? Look across town at what Arsenal has been doing. A lot of small buys, an occasional really good one, but spending money maybe just for the sake of saying one did so but not really getting anything of worth for it and running an academy all at the same time. Not well managed.11

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      Comment posted by ricardo, at 13:53 26 Jul

      Hopefully he hasn’t learnt to pass the ball backwards and sideways211

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        Reply posted by The Duke of Prunes, at 14:11 26 Jul

        "Hopefully he hasn’t learnt to pass the ball backwards and sideways"The Duke of Prunes replied: He’ll soon have that drummed into him now he’s signed for a British club713

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      Comment posted by hugrrr, at 13:49 26 Jul

      Looks like a great signing, farewell Lamela, cheers for all your sh*thousing244

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        Reply posted by Darren, at 18:49 26 Jul

        "Looks like a great signing, farewell Lamela, cheers for all your sh*thousing"Darren replied: Agreed, Eric top Spurs Sh*thousery Artist since Klinsman10

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      Comment posted by HandOfBob, at 13:51 26 Jul

      That is not a bad deal for Spurs. Getting an exciting player and offloading some deadwood.267

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        Reply posted by Wormhole, at 16:56 26 Jul

        "That is not a bad deal for Spurs. Getting an exciting player and offloading some deadwood."Wormhole replied: Well they can’t offload the whole “trophy dodging” squad, can they?
        Maybe they should start by getting REAL fans, instead of the hysterical bunch who will be screeching out that the Bottlers will win 4 chunks of silverware this season.1222

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      Comment posted by Stirring the Pot, at 13:48 26 Jul

      Hopefully another hidden gem like Sonny was!2910

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        Reply posted by Mr B, at 15:19 26 Jul

        "Hopefully another hidden gem like Sonny was!"Mr B replied: Son was playing & scoring regularly for Leverkusen prior to Spurs signing him. One of their best players.

        Gil was loaned out to another club as he was getting no game time at Sevilla. Not the best comparison.292

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      Comment posted by Themadcow, at 13:42 26 Jul

      Good signing, and one that should fit into the Spurs attacking / entertaining tradition that has been pretty absent at times under Mourinho.3118

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        Reply posted by kingpaul, at 13:54 26 Jul

        "Good signing, and one that should fit into the Spurs attacking / entertaining tradition that has been pretty absent at times under Mourinho."kingpaul replied: Nonsense. No way spurs finish below 6th this season. With kane its top 4. The squad refresh is good, they have Skipp coming into midfield and a coach who achieved top 7 finishes with a squad miles worse than this.

        He is a massive upgrade on 2021 mourinho, as roma is about to discover1553

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      Comment posted by mony, at 17:40 26 Jul

      Bryan Gil- sounds like a roofer from Hull.120

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        Reply posted by Bernard Righton, at 17:43 26 Jul

        "Bryan Gil- sounds like a roofer from Hull."Bernard Righton replied: As son of Gil Scott-Heron, he should be pretty mean on the bongos.51

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      Comment posted by Kings Cross Bear, at 13:40 26 Jul

      I’m not sure why Spurs are buying players in areas where there is no great need. It’s the defence that needs the main investment, with a creative replacement for Ericsson also required.143

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        Reply posted by Candy Kanes, at 13:44 26 Jul

        "I’m not sure why Spurs are buying players in areas where there is no great need. It’s the defence that needs the main investment, with a creative replacement for Ericsson also required."Candy Kanes replied: I found Nokia to be an excellent replacement for Ericsson!485

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      Comment posted by ChristianV, at 13:47 26 Jul

      A real great prospect, I know Seville are sad to see him go. We’ve got a real talent here.122

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        Reply posted by DaveP1982, at 22:58 26 Jul

        "A real great prospect, I know Seville are sad to see him go. We’ve got a real talent here."DaveP1982 replied: Sad about losing a player who played all of 3 league games in the last 2 seasons for them! You obviously wouldn’t know they’re sad & I’m sure they arent shredding any tears11

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      Comment posted by Alan Workman, at 13:40 26 Jul

      This is great news, Lamela never really delivered despite playing many matches.155

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      Comment posted by Dommo, at 16:38 26 Jul

      Truth be told we never really saw the best of Lamela during his Spurs career, due in part to injuries, albeit he showed moments of great skill and always played with 100% commitment. Good Luck Erik. Here’s hoping Bryan Gil settles in quickly and lives up to his reputation.90

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      Comment posted by whyisstephmcgovernstaringatme, at 14:55 26 Jul

      He looks like a really cheap Dan James.124

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        Reply posted by Half more than Indio, at 15:16 26 Jul

        "He looks like a really cheap Dan James."Half more than Indio replied: He cost more than Dan James (source Sky sports) and Lamella thrown in as well23

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      Comment posted by Gary, at 14:01 26 Jul

      Plenty more misfits and has beens need moving out.61

      • J

        Reply posted by Jack Dominiak, at 15:08 26 Jul

        "Plenty more misfits and has beens need moving out."Jack Dominiak replied: Dyer & that lazy one whose retired at 25 at the head of the que 😂66

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