Tottenham Hotspur are likely to allow Bryan Gil to depart in the coming weeks having kept ahold of him in the summer transfer window.
What’s the word?
With Spurs looking to strengthen in the January transfer window, the Sky Sports News editor, Lyall Thomas, has suggested the Spanish winger could be a player who Spurs are looking to offload over the month.
It was reported the 21-year-old was close to leaving for a season-long loan to Valencia in the summer but was then denied the opportunity after Spurs did not bring in any more players.
Spurs are believed to be looking to strengthen their attacking options this month, with Alasdair Gold claiming the Lilywhites have their eyes on a number of players.
However, now a number of months on, Thomas believes should the opportunity become available for Gil again, he will likely be allowed to leave north London:
“I think if Spurs bring one in in an attacking position, I think it’s very likely that Bryan Gil will be able to go on loan.
“Obviously, that was on the cards in the summer.”
January headache at Spurs
Since joining Spurs, it has been reported that Real Madrid had shown an interest in signing Gil from the north London side showing just how highly rated the Spaniard is in his homeland.
Yet at Spurs, the 21-year-old has not really been handed much of an opportunity under Antonio Conte with his first Premier League start of the season coming against Aston Villa on Sunday.
What should Spurs do with Bryan Gil?
Despite a lack of opportunities in north London, it is believed Spanish clubs continue to show their interest in Gil with some suggestions up to five clubs are looking to rescue Gil from Spurs.
In a Spurs shirt, the Spaniard has failed to provide a goal but has managed to return a single assist during his 27 appearances for the Premier League side (via Transfermarkt).
However, it seems he may have blown his opportunity to impress Conte on the weekend against Villa after being handed with a mere 4/10 rating by Gold.
Whether Gil has a future in north London or not, it is apparent he needs to get some regular game time under his belt. But with Spurs’ injury issues and last summer’s hesitance, it would have to be expected Conte will want to bring in some new faces before sanctioning departures.