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Report shares how £21.6m Tottenham deal ruined Chelsea transfer plan in July

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According to Orgullo de Nervión, Sevilla were delighted when Tottenham signed Bryan Gil in a £21.6m deal over the summer.

What’s the story?

Well, Spurs lured the 7-cap Spain Under-21 international to north London back in July, in a deal which saw Erik Lamela move the other way.

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Orgullo de Nervión believe Sevilla were ‘rubbing their hands’ when Gil left, not because of his ability, but because of the finances involved.

The £21.6m received helped Sevilla to be ‘calm’ in the market, and ensured they could keep Joules Kounde away from Chelsea’s clutches.

Tottenham fans will surely love that aspect of the report, given the rivalry between Spurs and the Blues.

In a complicated market, the report states that Sevilla would’ve needed to oversee a few exits in order to keep their finances healthy.

Effectively, selling Gil saved the Spanish side a lot of work over the summer.

How has Tottenham signing Bryan Gil worked in a footballing sense?

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Aside from the finances involved, this deal also seems to have benefitted both sides from a footballing aspect.

Lamela has impressed in Spain so far, scoring three goals and providing one assist in five La Liga appearances this season.

In Gil’s case, he shone against Wolves on Wednesday, and looks perfectly capable of becoming a superstar in north London.

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The 20-year-old didn’t earn comparisons to Neymar for nothing!

Tottenham managed to offload an ageing player who had scored just three goals across his last two Premier League campaigns.

In return, they gained a genuine wonderkid, who could be worth double that £21.6m fee in no time – Fabio Paratici, take a bow.

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