Sevilla forward Erik Lamela has admitted he ‘didn’t hesitate’ to join the club this summer and leave Tottenham.

Lamela moved to the Spanish side in a deal that saw Bryan Gil move the other way, bringing about an end to an eight-year spell in London.

He arrived at Tottenham as part of the major rebuild following the sale of Gareth Bale but never lived up to expectations at the club.

While a tally of 37 goals and 47 assists in 257 games in all competitions is by no means a bad tally, it’s fair to say that more was expected of a man that cost £27m to sign from AS Roma.

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He’s been a big hit with Sevilla since his arrival in the summer, with a record of four goals and two assists in 16 games to his name so far.

The move is one that’s very much working out for him, and he admits he jumped at the chance to leave Tottenham and change scenery.

“Sevilla were interested in me when I was very young, we played in a championship, and the final was against Sevilla, and that came up,” Estadio Deportivo report him saying.

“I didn’t hesitate, from the beginning, I was very excited.

“I felt I wanted a change of scenery, to leave England, and I didn’t hesitate because I always liked Sevilla.

“They have had Argentinian players, my team-mates spoke well of the club, who were fighting for important things in recent years, and that encouraged me to come.”