The lowdown: Gil set for Valencia return
This comes as the 21-year-old is reportedly on the verge of returning to Valencia on loan, where he spent the second half of last season.
The Spain international was part of the pre-season preparations in north London, although he has been left on the bench for the opening three fixtures.
Should Gil leave Tottenham, one well-informed onlooker has suggested that Spurs could enter the market for a similar operator…
The latest: ‘Try and do a deal’
The Sky Sports reporter said: “I think Tottenham will be in the market to try and do a deal. I think Antonio Conte has been public in saying that he would bring in somebody if a member of his first-team squad left.
“The Bryan Gil one is an interesting one, only because he was on the cusp of that first-team squad. I think he’s been impressed with Bryan Gil and what he did during pre-season and he’s been involved in a couple of the squads so far this season.
“But he’s basically a fringe player in that squad just now. So, whether he would bring in somebody who would replace Bryan Gil and walk straight into the first team, that’s questionable. It might just be to replace Bryan Gil, maybe with a young player potentially.”
The verdict: Options available
However, out of those aforementioned candidates, only Gordon would fit the bill as a talented youngster with the potential to grow into something special in the future.
With Gil only likely to leave on a season-long loan, Tottenham would be wise to seek a similar deal for Conte’s squad and perhaps prepare for the return of the £16.2m-valued Spaniard, who has been described as a ‘really tricky’ operator by ex-Spurs defender Alan Hutton.
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