Tottenham Summer Transfer 2021

Thu 09 September 2021 | 7:30

Tottenham Hotspur’s summer transfer window has finally closed after a long, chaotic, and mind-numbing summer that included a legitimately required SAGA and ended with new players arriving and some familiar ones leaving. Read on to find out more about Tottenham 2021 summer transfer.

Tottenham Spurs

have spent a strange season of 2020/21. They started the season with

Jose Mourinho

being the manager and having high hopes, but they sacked him in near the end of the season, replacing Ryan Mason for the last couple of games of the season.

Eventually, they ended up in the 7th position of the table, getting the new Europa Conference League qualification. With regard to that, they wanted to begin the 21/22 season with great – renewed strength. Hence, they signed with Wolverhampton Wanderers’ manager Nuno Espirito Santo, and had a relatively busy transfer season.

In this article, every single player involved in Tottenham 2021 summer transfer is mentioned, and a brief overview of their recent performances is provided. Read on to find out about the changes in Tottenham’s 2021/22 squad compared to the previous season.

Tottenham Summer Transfer 2021:

In this article, we are going to discuss Tottenham 2021 summer transfer, the players who joined in, who left permanently, and the ones left the club on loan or are back from loan. Moreover, we are going to take a look at their performances during the last season as well as the probable reasons behind them being transferred.

Players in:

Tottenham transfers list 2021. Keep reading to find out about Tottenham transfer news and all players bought.

Bryan Gil: from Sevilla to Tottenham Hotspur

  • Full name: Bryan Gil Salvatierra

  • Date of birth: 11 February 2001 (age 20)

  • Place of birth: L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain

  • Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)

  • Position(s): Winger

Tottenham signed the Spanish 20 – year – old talented winger from Sevilla with a 5 –year contract. It was a swap deal, and Tottenham’s Erik Lamela joined Sevilla after an 8 – year spell at London. Moreover, Tottenham paid €25.00m to


to complete the deal.

Having come through the Sevilla youth setup, Gil made his La Liga debut in 2019 against Atletico Madrid. He made 11 appearances that season, scoring once, before spending the next two seasons on loan: Gil was loaned out to CD Leganes in the January of 2020 for half a season, where he played in 12 games and scored 1 goal.

Then Sevilla and SD Eibar agreed for a 1 – year loan move for Bryan Gil until the end of 20/21 season. Gil featured in a total of 29 games for Eibar, within which he scored 4 goals and provided 4 assists.

He has made his move to the North of London to the great potential he has shown throughout these years. He is said to be one of the best signings of

Tottenham 2021 summer transfer


Emerson Royal: from FC Barcelona to Tottenham Hotspur

  • Full name: Emerson Aparecido Leite de Souza Junior

  • Date of birth: 14 January 1999 (age 22)

  • Place of birth: São Paulo, Brazil

  • Height: 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)

  • Position(s): Right-back

As one of the strangest transfers of 2021 summer and definitely the most surprising item in

Tottenham transfer news

, the Brazilian right – back joined Tottenham for €25.00m from FC Barcelona. Why strange, you ask? That’s because


had signed with Emerson just earlier this summer!

Let’s get back a little: On 31 January 2019, the Brazilian side Atlético Mineiro announced the transfer of Royal to Barcelona, effective as of July 2019, for On 31 January 2019, Atlético announced the transfer of Royal to Barcelona, effective as of July 2019, for €12.7 million.

The deal consisted of a joint financial operation between Barcelona and fellow La Liga side Real Betis, in which each club paid half of the transfer fee and retained a percentage of Emerson's economic rights.

He was to become a Betis player in July 2019, with Barcelona holding the option of reacquiring him for €6 million in 202million. The deal consisted of a joint financial operation between Barcelona and fellow La Liga club Real Betis, in which each club paid half of the transfer fee and retained a percentage of Emerson's economic rights.

He was to become a

Real Betis

player in the July of 2019, with Barcelona holding the option of re-buying him for €9 million in the summer of 2021- which is when we are talking about. He joined Real Betis for the second half of 2018/19 season.

Overall, Emerson spent 2 and a half seasons at Real Betis, featuring in 79 games, scoring 5 goal and providing 10 assists. Barcelona re-signed him earlier this summer for €9.0 million, and even held a presentation for the 22 – year – old player.

And only a few weeks later, in the deadline day, Emerson is unexpectedly sold to the English side Tottenham Hotspur for €25.0 million with a 5 –year contract agreement between the player and the Whites of London.

Surely, Barca only agreed to this deal to help themselves solve the huge financial problems they have been trying to cope with ever since the pandemic. He seems to be having a crucial place in Tottenham’s 2021/22 squad, with respect to the departure of Serge Aurier.

Pape Sarr: from FC Metz to Tottenha Hotspur

  • Full name: Pape Matar Sarr

  • Date of birth: 14 September 2002 (age 18)

  • Place of birth: Thiaroye, Senegal

  • Height: 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)

  • Position(s): Midfielder

The 18 – year – old Senegalese defensive midfielder was bought by Tottenham from FC Metz for €16.90 million. He is loaned out to the French club Metz for 1 further year to gain more experience. Sarr took part in 25 games for

FC Metz

last season and n to score 4 goals.

“We are delighted to announce the signing of Pape Matar Sarr from Metz. The Senegalese international will remain on loan at Metz in Ligue 1 for the rest of the 2021/22 season,” Tottenham announced.

Pierluigi Gollini: on loan from Atalanta to Tottenham Hotspur

  • Full name: Pierluigi Gollini

  • Date of birth: 18 March 1995 (age 26)

  • Place of birth: Bologna, Italy

  • Height: 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)

  • Position(s): Goalkeeper

Tottenham agreed on a 1 – year loan contract for the transfer of Atalanta’s 26 – yer old goal keeper. The reports say that 

Pierluigi Gollini

will sign on an initial loan with Spurs, with the deal becoming a permanent £13m transfer if he makes 20 appearances for the club this season.

Tottenham also reportedly have the option to extend the loan deal by 12 months. Pierluigi Gollini had spent 4 and a half season at Bergamo, and has been the club’s 1st choice player for the position of goal keeper for the last 3 seasons.

He had played in England before: in 2016, Gollini was an

Aston Villa

player and played for them in the Championship before making his move to Italy to play for Atalanta. The Italian man has featured in 112 games for Atalanta, conceded 120 goals, and managed to keep 38 clean sheets.

With Hugo Lloris being the No. 1 keeper in Tottenham, Gollini may be having some play times in the Europa Conference League, FC Cup, or English League Cup. But he definitely won’t give up without competing to start every single game. Gollini told reporters in Italy, "I am really happy. It's been difficult to leave a place that was like my family, a second home.

Thank you to Bergamo and all the supporters. I felt really loved. What we achieved is going to be in the history of the club. "It's a new experience. I am happy and grateful to Tottenham for this opportunity. I am looking forward to starting.

"I could've still played in Italy but Tottenham is the best option for me. It's difficult for me to play for another team in Italy after Atalanta."

Cristian Romero: on loan from Atalanta to Tottenham Hotspur

  • Full name: Cristian Gabriel Romero

  • Date of birth: 27 April 1998 (age 23)

  • Place of birth: Córdoba, Argentina

  • Height: 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)

  • Position(s): Centre-back

The Argentinean center back is undoubtedly the biggest signing of Tottenham 2021 summer transfer. Not only was he one of the main

Tottenham transfer targets 2021

, he was also scouted by so many other prominent clubs.

Atalanta B.C. website announce that the player

Cristian Romero

has joined Tottenham Hotspur on loan for 1 year, with an option to make the move permanent. To clear up the situation, the agreement between Spurs and Atalanta is a season-long loan deal with an option - not obligation - to buy for £46.7m (€55.0 million).

The reports say that the player has agreed to a 5 – year contract with Tottenham starting date from the next season, which means if as the odds say the deal goes through next summer, the 23 – year – old defender could end up spending the next six years of his career at Tottenham Stadium and given his reputation as one of the most promising defenders in Europe, it is potentially some astute business from Managing Director of Football Fabio Paratici.

Romero was named 2020/21 Serie A’s Best Defender, and signing a player like that with a loan contract and avoid paying right away in this financial issues the COVID- 19 pandemic has brought about seems to be a super smart act from the British club.

Romero was playing for Atalanta in 2020/21 season on loan from Juventus, and they made the deal permanent for £16.m at the end of last season, and then the transfer to Tottenham happened. Moreover, he helped his country win the Copa America this summer after 28 years.

He is said to be one of the best signings all over the Europe with regard to today’s transfer fees, and we have to wait and see if the Whites can finally achieve a trophy with him being added to Tottenham’s 2021/22 squad.

Players back from loan:

Tottenham transfers list 2021. Keep reading to find out about Tottenham hotspur’s transfer news and all players who are back from loan!

Continuing with the list of Tottenham Hotspurs 2021 summer transfers, the following player has returned to the club as his loan contract has ended and has not been transferred to this day:

Ryan Sessegnon: back from loan from TSG Hoffenheim

  • Full name: Kouassi Ryan Sessegnon

  • Date of birth: 18 May 2000 (age 21)

  • Place of birth: Roehampton, England

  • Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

  • Position(s): Left winger, left-back

Ryan Sessegnon is one of the most promising young talents in English football. He is now back to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after spending a 1 – year loan spell at Germany playing for Hoffenheim.

As football fans remember, he came into prominence when he became the first player born in the 2000s to score in the professional English football leagues by scoring a goal against Cardiff City on 20th August 2016. With that goal, he also became the youngest player to have ever scored in a Championship match.

Upon making amazing performances and scoring a number of goals for


that season (2016/17), he was included in the PFA Championship Team of the Year, becoming the youngest ever player ever included. His performance in his second season was even more luminous at the age of 17: He scored 15 goals and provided 6 assists within 46 Championship appearances and helped Fulham achieve the promotion to the Premier League.

At the end of the 2017/18 Championship, the 18 was named Championship Player of the Season, Young Player of the Season, Apprentice of the Year, and was also included in the Team of the Season and EFL Club Developed XI. What a breakthrough for the teenager!

Sessegnon also become the first player born in the 2000s to score in a Premier League match when he scored against Cardiff City on 20th of October 2018. Tottenham signed a 5-year contract with him in the summer of 2019 with a transfer fee of €27.0 million.

However, due to successive injuries he has suffered, Sessegnon only managed to appear in 12 games for the Spurs within 2 seasons. He was then loaned out to the German side Hoffenheim for 20/21 season, where he featured in a total of 29 games for them, scored 2 goals and provided 3 assists.

The left – winger, who was primarily a left – back, is now back to London to fulfill the great potential he has shown during his years at Fulham.

Players out on loan:

Tottenham transfers list 2021. Keep reading to find out about Tottenham transfer news and all players who are out on loan!

The following players’ transfer news may be concealed as more important transfers happen, but in this article, we are going to cover Tottenham transfers 21/22 comprehensively.

Pape Sarr: on loan to FC Metz

As we said earlier, Tottenham signed with the 18 –year- old this summer from Metz, and loaned him back for 1 year to the French club.

Alfie Whiteman: on loan to Degerfors

  • Full name: Alfie Malik Whiteman

  • Date of birth: 2 October 1998 (age 22)

  • Place of birth: Tottenham, England

  • Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.89 m)

  • Position(s): Goalkeeper

The 23- year – old goal keeper who is a product of Tottenham academy is loaned out to the Swedish club Degerfors until the December of 2021.

He has been playing for Tottenham U18 and U23 teams. He is now going to seek mmore playing chances on senior level in another country, while due to the arrival of Pierluigi Gollini he wil be the Spurs’ 3rd choice keeper.

Cameron Carter – Vickers: on loan to Celtic

  • Full name: Cameron Robert Carter-Vickers

  • Date of birth: December 31, 1997 (age 23)

  • Place of birth: Southend-on-Sea, England

  • Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

  • Position(s): Center-back

Another Tottenham Hotspur academy product who is loaned out in

Tottenham 2021 summer transfer

is the American center back. He has been being loaned out since he entered the senior team in 2016.

He spent last season playing for Bournemouth in Championship, where he appeared in 26 games in total. Carter – Vickers is now loaned out to the Scottish side


for 1 year, while the Celts have an option to buy.

Players out:

Tottenham Hotspur Transfers 20/21. Keep reading to find out about Tottenham Hotspur transfer news and all players sold!

Serge Aurier: from Tottneham to …?

  • Full name: Serge Alain Stéphane Aurier

  • Date of birth: 24 December 1992 (age 28)

  • Place of birth: Ouragahio, Ivory Coast

  • Height: 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)

  • Position(s): Right back

The Ivorian right- back’s contract with Tottenham expired this summer and he has not yet determined his future club.


joined the Spurs in the summer of 2017 from Paris Saint – Germain for €25.00m.

Within 4 seasons, he has featured in 110 games for the Whites of London, scoring 8 goals and providing 17 assists. Now with the arrival of Emerson Royal from Barcelona, the position of right back seems to be reserved in

Tottenham’s 2021/22 squad


Juan Foyth: from Tottenham to Villareal

  • Full name: Juan Marcos Foyth

  • Date of birth: 12 January 1998 (age 23)

  • Place of birth: La Plata, Argentina

  • Height: 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)

  • Position(s): Defender

The Argentinean defender is another departed player in Tottenham 2021 summer transfer. He joined Villareal on loan from Totteham in the October of 2020, and the Spanish side made the deal permanent with €15.00m this summer. He signed a 5 – year contract with Villareal.

Within 3 years at London, Foyth has made 32 appearances for the Spurs while within his only season at Spain he played in the same number of games, alongside winning the Europa League title last season.

Toby Alderweireld: from Tottenham to Al – Duhail

  • Full name: Toby Albertine Maurits Alderweireld

  • Date of birth: 2 March 1989 (age 32)

  • Place of birth: Antwerp, Belgium

  • Height: 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)

  • Position(s): Defender

Toby Alderweireld was perhaps the biggest departure in Tottenham transfer news of 2021 summer. The 32 – year – old defender left the club after 6 seasons to join the Qatar Stars League club Al Duhail for €13.00m with a 3 – year contract.

He has made 236 appearances for the Spurs throughout the last 6 years, and has scored 9 goals. He has been a pivotal player in the squad ever since he came to London from Atletico Madrid in 2015. Cristian Romero who joined the club this summer is going to take over his place in the lineup.

Moussa Sissoko: from Tottenham to Watford

  • Full name: Moussa Sissoko

  • Date of birth: 16 August 1989 (age 32)

  • Place of birth: Le Blanc-Mesnil, France

  • Height: 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)

  • Position(s): Midfielder

The 32 – year – old midfielder has left Tottenham to join Watford with a 2 – year contract.


paid €3.50m to the Spurs for the deal. Sissoko joined the Whites of Lodnon in 2016 from Newcastle United for €35.00m, and within 5 years, managed to play in 202 matches for Tottenham, alongside scoring 5 goals and providing 16 assists.

Joe Hart: from Tottenham to Celtic

  • Full name: Charles Joseph John Hart

  • Date of birth: 19 April 1987 (age 34)

  • Place of birth: Shrewsbury, England

  • Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)

  • Position(s): Goalkeeper

The English prominent goal keeper left the Spurs after 1 season to join the Scottish side Celtic for €1.20m. He came to Tottenham in the summer of 2020 from Burnley with a free transfer.

Hart featured in a total of only 10 games for Tottenham last season, while none of which was in the Premier League. The 34 – year – old keeper has joined Celtic to have more playing time. He has played for Westham United, Torino, Burnley, and Tottenham ever since he left

Manchester City

in 2016.

Danny Rose: from Tottenham to Watford

  • Full name: Daniel Lee Rose

  • Date of birth: 2 July 1990 (age 31)

  • Place of birth: Doncaster, England

  • Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)

  • Position(s): Left-back

The 31 – year – old Danny Rose returned to Watford after 12 years this summer in a free transfer. He had joined Tottenahm from Watford in 2009, and had been being loaned out to diffetent clubs including Petersborough,

Bristol City

, and Sunderland until the summer of 2013.

He became an important player in the squad, and stayed in the club until the January of 2020. He was once again loaned out at that time, this time to Newcastle for the remainder of 2019/20 season.

Rose returned to Tottenham for 20/21 season, but he did not get any minutes on the pitch during the last season. Rose has featured in a total of 214 matches for Tottenham during these 12 years, scored 10 goals and provided 19 assists.

He even became an English National team player while his prime at Tottenham, having made 29 appearances for the Three Lions. Rose’s new contract with Watford lasts until 2023.

Paulo Gazzaniga: from Tottenham to Fulham

  • Full name: Paulo Dino Gazzaniga

  • Date of birth: 2 January 1992 (age 29)

  • Place of birth: Murphy, Argentina

  • Height: 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)

  • Position(s): Goalkeeper

After the arrival of Pierluigi Gollini in

Tottenham 2021 summer transfer

, the Argentinean keeper found it best to leave the club and go somewhere he has the chance of playing.

Hence, after 4 years, the 29 – year – old Gazzaniga left Tottenham to join the Championship side Fulham in free tranafer.


joined Tottenham from Southhampton in the summer of 2017 to be the club’s second choice keeper after the Captain Hugo Lloris.

He even played in 18 Premier League games during 2019/20 season after Lloris suffered a severe injury. He was loaned out to Elche in the February of 2021 for the second half of the 20/21 season.

Moreover, the tall keeper has made a total of 37 appearances for Tottenham during his 3 and a half season spell with them. He conceded 43 goals, and managed to keep 10 clean sheets.

Erik Lamela: from Tottenham to Sevilla

  • Full name: Erik Manuel Lamela Cordero

  • Date of birth: 4 March 1992 (age 29)

  • Place of birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Height: 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)

  • Position(s): Winger, attacking midfielder

As we mentioned earlier, Spurs swapped Erik Lamela plus cash (€25.00m) for Sevilla’s young Bryan Gil. The Argentinean winger left north of London after 8 years. He had joined Tottenha from

AS Roma

in the summer of 2013 for a then club record of fee €30.00m, and has made 257 appearances for Spurs, alongside scoring 37 goals and providing 47 assists.

Players leaving Spurs as their loan contracts end:

Tottenham transfers list 2021. Keep reading to find out about Tottenham transfer news and all players who left the club after their loan contracts ended!

Gareth Bale: returned to Real Madrid

  • Full name: Gareth Frank Bale

  • Date of birth: 16 July 1989 (age 32)

  • Place of birth: Cardiff, Wales

  • Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

  • Position(s): Winger

The Welshman spent 20/21 season at Tottenham- the club he had played for in the years between 2007 and 2013- on loan from Real Madrid.

Gareth Bale

decided to make a loan move to his former club after 2 rather unsuccessful seasons at Bernabeu in 2018/19 and 2019/20.

He was trying to restore his poor form in Tottenham last season, and he managed to do so by scoring 16 goals and recording 3 assists. Bale somehow showed football fans “the” Gareth Bale everyone expects him to be.

Moreover, Bale scored a Premier League goal every 84 minutes in 20/21, the best mins/goal ratio of any player. In 2013, Bale had joined Real Madrid for a then world record transfer fee of €101.00m.

He immediately became one of the best players of Spain and even the world, having scored more than 100 goals, providing near 70 assists and featuring in more than 250 games (up to the start of 21/22). Bale has now returned to Madrid for 21/22 season to complete his contract which expires in 2022.

He hopes he can get his regular position in the squad back under Carlo Ancelotti – who was also Gareth Bale’s first manager in

Real Madrid

in 2013/14 and the Welsh winger showed his best performances under his management.

Carlos Vinicius: returned to Benfica (and loaned out to PSV Eindhoven for 21/22)

  • Full name: Carlos Vinícius Alves Morais

  • Date of birth: 25 March 1995 (age 26)

  • Place of birth: Bom Jesus das Selvas, Brazil

  • Height: 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)

  • Position(s): Forward

The Brazilian striker spent 20/21 season at London playing for Tottenham on loan from Benfica. However, with Harry Kane being in his greatest form ever, he did not receive much chance to be on the field.

Vinicius was 2019/20 Portuguese League’s top scorer with 18 goals and persuaded Tottenham to sign a 1 – year loan contract with him. In 20/21, the 26 – year – old striker featured in only 22 games for Spurs, within which he managed to score 10 goals – which is a pretty good record with regard to the number of minutes he played.

More precisely, he scored 6 goals and provided 3 assists in Tottenham’s nine games in the Europa League. He returned to the Portuguese side


, but he was immediately loaned out to the Dutch club PSV Eindhoven for 21/22 season.




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