Sevilla has confirmed a swap deal with Tottenham Hotspur bringing in Argentine winger Erik Lamela. As part of the exchange deal Spurs sign winger Bryan Gil from Sevilla. After spending eight seasons at Tottenham the 29-year-old signs Spanish football club for 3 seasons. The new contract will keep Lamela at the club until 2024.
The Argentine made 23 appearances in Premier League games and scored 1 goal last season. He made 257 appearances for Spurs across all competitions, scoring 37 goals. At the new club, Lamela will play under shirt number 17.
He said, as cited by Marca: “It’s the first time I’ve been here, I’ve never played here. The stadium is very beautiful. I am really happy to be here. I had the option to come when I was little. Now I’ve been given the opportunity (again).
“I also had teammates that spoke with me and I never doubted coming. I am really happy and really excited.” Speaking about Sevilla’s aims for the season after achieving their best points tally yet in La Liga last term, Lamela added: “The club has won many titles, that’s something really good.”
“Personally, I come to continue on this path, to help the team as much as possible. We are all together on the same side. These are the objectives, to keep winning titles, (so) that the club will be bigger each time.”
“Including in the Champions League – another step can be taken. I have a lot of personal objectives but I always want to speak about the team.”