Tottenham are putting the finishing touches on a swap deal for Spanish winger Bryan Gil.
It will involve Erik Lamela moving to Spain and the North London club paying an additional £21.6 million in compensation.
20-year old Gil, who has three full caps for Spain, having played for them at virtually every age group, came through the Sevilla academy system. He has made 21 appearances for them in all competitions, scoring twice, but spent the second half of the 2019 – 2020 season with Leganés, and the last campaign with Eibar.
He could not prevent them being relegated but he did notch up four goals and three assists for them.
Lamela, whose strike in the North London derby against Arsenal was voted Premier League goal of last season, is set to sign a three-year deal with the Spanish club.
The move will end his eight-year career with Spurs, although arguably injuries meant that he failed to realise his full potential with them.
He is the last player remaining at the club who original purchase was funded by the money raised by selling Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.
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