The Lowdown: Gil’s season so far
This shows how far down the pecking order Gil is at Spurs and how difficult he has found it to get some regular minutes on the pitch.
Looking ahead to the upcoming January transfer window, it appears that Hutton has suggested one potential option for the player that could see him get some consistent minutes.
The Latest: A January move
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Spurs defender has claimed that a move away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in January could be the best option for Gil.
He said: “Obviously Conte has had a good look at him. He sees him every day. He looks a little bit lightweight to me for the Premier League. He can make things happen from what I have seen but is he going to work hard defensively? Is he going to get up and down the pitch? Where exactly does he fit in?
“I can’t see him taking a space of Richarlison, [Dejan] Kulusevski, Son [Heung-min] or [Harry] Kane. I think there is a lot of people in front of him.
“So he is probably a player that you are looking at when it comes to January. He is going to have to get out. I do not see that game time coming at all really.”
The Verdict: The best option for Gil
Given the 21-year-old’s lack of minutes for Spurs this season, it’s easy to see why Hutton thinks a move away in January could be the ideal option for him.
Should Gil leave on loan in January?
Across the 13 La Liga appearances he made for the Spanish club last season, the £40k-per-week Spurs figure racked up 26 shot-creating actions in total, leaving him with the fourth-highest rate of shot-creating actions per 90 minutes at Valencia (3.1).
This showcases how much of a useful player he can be when given the chance to play regularly, which is why we feel that if his situation at Tottenham isn’t likely to change, another January loan move would be the best option for Gil.
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