The news of Tottenham's first reinforcement this summer resounded like thunder from a clear sky in football Europe. One of the most talented young football players in Spain, Brian Gil, will move from Seville to London, while Eric Lamela will go in the opposite direction, as well as another 25,000,000 euros.
It seemed that the focus of the Spurs was on negotiations with Atalanta regarding the loan (right of redemption) of goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, ie bringing in central defender Christian Romero, but that seemed to be a smokescreen for one of the bigger transfers so far.
Of course, that does not mean that the London club will give up on goalkeepers and defenders, currently, all major sports media on the old continent write about the swap deal of Tottenham and Andalusians. Gil is a left-wing footballer who is considered in the Pyrenees as one of the biggest talents, and only Fati and Pedri seem to be better.
Fati and Pedri
Until before the serious injury and surgery, Fati shone in the jersey of Brazil and on his debut for the Spanish A selection, and if you watched the recently concluded Euro, you had the opportunity to see for yourself Pedri's football talent.
Gil, although on loan in the modest team of Eibar, managed to show what a pearl he is. The numbers of four goals and three assists in 28 games do not faithfully evoke the quality of the players who will soon be on the new White Hart Lane.
Of course, a different kind of football is played in the Premier League, the most competitive in the world where physical predispositions play a big role, so a wing only 175 centimeters high will probably have to go through a certain period of adaptation before getting up at Tottenham.
When it comes to Eric Lamela, who will, if there are no surprises, move to Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, the Argentine has never managed to set the parameters for constancy in his personal navigation in eight years in north London.
There has been a time of genius from time to time ... Even last season when he scored against Arsenal, he directed one of the most beautiful goals, it is not too much to say in the recent history of the Premier League. The announced signature of Brian Gil is a reason for the satisfaction of Tottenham fans, but it will certainly not dispel fears about the future of Harry Kane. New coach Nuno Espirito Santo said that he sees Kane in north London in the future as well.