Erik Lamela expressed his joy at joining Sevilla after his arrival was confirmed on Monday.
Lamela joined Sevilla as part of a swap transfer that also included promising starlet
, who was sold to Tottenham for €25 million.
Lamela's eight-year stay in north London has come to an end, but the Argentinian is more pleased than ever to be reuniting with Sevilla, where he had the opportunity to play as a teenager.
He said, as quoted byMarca
"It's the first time I've been here, I've never played here. The stadium is very beautiful.
"I am really happy to be here. I had the option to come when I was little. Now I've been given the opportunity (again).
"I also had teammates that spoke with me and I never doubted coming. I am really happy and really excited."
After reaching their finest point total inLa Liga
last season, Sevilla's goals for the season were discussed, and the 29-year-old midfielder added:
"The club has won many titles; that's something really good.
"Personally, I come to continue on this path, to help the team as much as possible. We are all together on the same side.
"These are the objectives, to keep winning titles, (so) that the club will be bigger each time.
"Including in the Champions League – another step can be taken. I have a lot of personal objectives but I always want to speak about the team."
After playing in Argentina, Italy, and England, Lamela's first time in La Liga will be another adventure checked off his bucket list.
"I sincerely wanted to come to the Spanish league before the end of my career," he said.
"Although I have plenty of time left, it comes at a really mature time for me.
"Sevilla is a huge club that has won many titles. I'm really happy and excited."