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Tottenham have their very own Neymar after Fabio Paratici completed £21.6m transfer

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Tottenham had a very busy summer transfer window after completing five new signings.

Bryan Gil, Emerson Royal, Pierluigi Gollini, Pape Sarr and Cristian Romero were all brought to the north London club for a combined total of around £60million.

The former of those aforementioned five, Gil, comes to Spurs with an exciting reputation after impressing at Sevilla.

The 20-year-old, who was signed for a reported £21.6m, plus Erik Lamela, put pen-to-paper on a five-year contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The tricky Spanish attacker has made just one Premier League appearance under Nuno Espirito Santo so far, but has played in the Europa Conference League.

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Gil’s signing was one that excited Tottenham supporters, and it’s clear to see why, with the Spaniard receiving comparisons to Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar in the past.

Former Barca scout ‘Mani’ told Cadena Ser back in February: “Right now he is Spain’s best footballer and I compare him with Neymar.

“He can do certain things and has great versatility, as he can play at full-back in the middle or on the left wing. It’s impressive.

“I have spoken with Roman Planes (Barcelona’s sporting director) about him and he has Bryan Gil in mind.”

However, Gil himself is not too bothered about being compared to the hugely talented Brazil winger.

He told Marca: “He is one of my favourite players. I find it very crazy to be compared to Neymar.

“I am not very into reading the news or being on social networks, and when friends sent me that I liked it but for now It seems crazy to me.”

Espirito Santo heaped the praise on Gil, when speaking about his new signing’s performance against Pacos de Ferreira, where he played in the advanced role in a midfield three.

“Bryan did a good game in a different position in midfield. He was full of energy – this is what we want, reaction to loss of the ball, talent,” the Spurs boss said.

“He brings talent. But every time he is in the final third of the pitch he needs to improve in his decision-making but we are here to support him.”

Gil will hope to force his way into Tottenham’s starting XI when they play Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on September 11, when the Premier League resumes after the international break.

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