Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing 20-year-old Spanish international Bryan Gil from Tottenham Hotspur in a January move.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Bryan Gil is the subject of interest from Barcelona over a move in the January transfer window. Tottenham Hotspur would not object to a loan move until the end of the season but will ask the Blaugrana to pay his wages in their entirety.
Bryan Gil joined Tottenham Hotspur from Sevilla in the summer transfer window this year as part of a deal that saw Erik Lamela heading the other way. However, it has been slow progress for the 20-year-old, who has largely featured in the UEFA Europa Conference League and the EFL Cup and is yet to make his first start in the Premier League.
Thus far this season, Gil has made 13 appearances across all competitions, totalling 629 minutes of game-time. The youngster’s teething problems at Tottenham have meant that he is not in contention for a spot in the Spanish national squad as things stand. However, despite his struggles, he is garnering interest from Barcelona.
The Catalan giants are reportedly in the market for an attacking reinforcement heading into the January transfer window, and for a good reason. After a strong start to his Barcelona spell, Memphis Depay has gone off the boil and has recently been linked with a move to Juventus.
In addition, Ansu Fati has been struggling with niggling fitness issues since returning to action following a long-term layoff with a knee injury. With Ousmane Dembele’s fitness issues well documented and the Frenchman apparently running down his contract with Barcelona, the need to sign a wide-attacker is understandable.
To that end, the La Liga heavyweights have been linked with Hakim Ziyech, Raheem Sterling and Ferran Torres, but Gil has now emerged as a cost-effective alternative to the trio mentioned above. For their part, Tottenham would be willing to do business with Barcelona for a loan deal until the end of the season.
The caveat is that Spurs will ask Barcelona to pay his wages in its entirety, although the salary does fall within the confines of what the Blaugrana can afford to pay. So, all things considered, it looks like Gil could be on his way to Barcelona on a short-term loan deal, and it remains to be seen if the move sees the light of the day.