Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Bryan Gil has been backed to leave the north London club and return to Spain.
The Lowdown: Gil’s time at Spurs
After arriving at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium from Sevilla in the summer of 2021, the 21-year-old has already spent time away from the Premier League club, having joined Valencia on loan for the second half of last season.
This season has seen the Spaniard make just six appearances for Antonio Conte’s side across all competitions, all of which have seen him come off the bench.
With the January transfer window fast approaching following the conclusion of the upcoming World Cup in Qatar, Gil has now been backed to make another move away from the Lilywhites.
The Latest: Gil backed for Spurs exit
Speaking to Football Insider, former Spurs defender Alan Hutton asked if Gil could be better suited playing in one of England’s lower leagues.
The Scot replied: “His skill level is way up there, but his physicality is not there for the Championship. I have had to play there before. Everybody is 110 per cent committed, they are physical.
“If you are looking at going back to Spain, these types of things where his profile fits in so much better. He is technically gifted, he gets that time on the ball and makes things happen.
“He is probably looking to go back home, a team like Valencia that would suit his talents.”
The Verdict: Smart move
Given the lack of regular playing time that the £40k-per-week youngster has had at Spurs so far this season, a potential move away from north London in January to somewhere he’d be able to play consistently would appear to be the best option for him.
In terms of where that could be, if Spurs want to get the midfielder more suited to the English game, perhaps a move to a different club in this country would be the best way for him to do that and adapt accordingly, rather than going back to a league in his homeland where he is already comfortable.
It seems that January will once again be an important time for Gil and what his next step could be, whether or not that involves being a part of Conte’s squad.
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