Valencia have reportedly made an approach for Tottenham Hotspur attacker Bryan Gil, who is subjected to a potential return to La Liga.
According to Fabrizio Romano, a return to Spain could be on the cards for Bryan Gil, who has emerged as a top target for multiple La Liga clubs. Valencia, in particular, have recently contacted Tottenham Hotspur, formally asking the Premier League giants to loan him out until the end of the season.
Aside from Valencia, Real Sociedad and OGC Nice have also shown the desire to snap up Gil in January. Tottenham are yet to make a definitive decision on the future of the youngster, and the deal could largely hinge on the club’s pursuit of Adama Traore.
Recent reports suggest Tottenham have agreed a deal with Wolves surrounding the transfer of the Spanish international, who is soon set for a medical in north London. The Lilywhites are expected to pay £20 million for the attacker, with another £2.75 million to be paid through performance-related add-ons.
Adama Traore’s potential arrival at Tottenham could pose questions over the future of Gil. Since signing from Sevilla in the summer, the youngster has endured a difficult start to life in England. He has featured in only 85 minutes of league football, falling behind Lucas Moura, Son Heung-min and even Steven Bergwijn in the pecking order.
Gil’s struggles at Spurs have alerted a number of La Liga clubs, with Valencia, in particular, keen on bringing him back to Spain. Their coach Jose Bordalas is believed to be a huge admirer of the young attacking phenom and was gunning for his services even in the summer transfer window.
Valencia are open to snapping him up in January this time around, though they are set to face stiff competition from La Liga rivals Real Sociedad. Both the Spanish giants are prepared to offer regular game-time to the 20-year-old, while Tottenham themselves might be tempted to a loan deal.
Gil’s potential exit in January could help them create some space in the attacking unit. The player himself could benefit from the move, as he looks to gain some additional experience at the highest level of football before returning to the north London camp in the summer.
At the same time, Tottenham cannot afford to add a purchase clause in Gil’s loan contract, as the youngster has the potential to become a massive asset for the club in the future.