Serge Aurier pays tribute to "little a**shole" Erik Lamela after Tottenham exit

Serge Aurier has posted a tribute to now former teammate Erik Lamela by calling him a "little a**shole" following his move from Tottenham to Sevilla.

Lamela, 29, has left Tottenham after eight years with the North London club, and his move to Sevilla will see youngster Bryan Gil come the other way as part of the deal.

Tottenham have paid £22million plus the Argentinian winger for Sevilla's Gil, who is currently representing Spain at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The deal was confirmed by both clubs on Monday, and was shortly followed by Aurier's humorous Instagram story, which included: "I will really miss you little a**shole."

Aurier's post of Lamela sitting in Sevilla's changing room was also accompanied with: “I love you my brother. I wish you the best for you and your family.

“I will not be able to take your money to the Uno, but you will always be in my heart hermano, good luck.”

Lamela originally joined Spurs in 2013 along with six other signings as Tottenham reinvested the £85million received for Gareth Bale, but never quite lived up to expectations.

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The Argentine made 255 appearances for Tottenham under five different managers – scoring 37 times throughout his eight years in North London, but new boss Nuno Espirito Santo has decided to move him on.

The former Wolves boss has instead opted for Gil, who has signed a five-year-deal to keep him at Tottenham until 2026.

The 20-year-old was reportedly attracting interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, but Spurs acted fast to get the young wingers signature.

Tottenham have been busy already this transfer window, signing Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini on loan shortly after Heung-Min Son signed a new four-year-deal.

However, it is still uncertain if Harry Kane will remain at the club as he is continuously linked with a move away.

Kane made it clear he wants to leave, with Manchester City the favourites to land his signature and the striker reported to be 'increasingly confident' of sealing a transfer this summer.

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