Valencia are reportedly keen on signing Tottenham Hotspur starlet Bryan Gil permanently after the youngster’s impressive displays since joining them on loan.
According to Fichajes, Valencia manager Jose Bordalas has asked the club to sign Tottenham Hotspur winger Bryan Gil on a permanent basis following the Spaniard’s promising performances after his arrival on loan in January.
Gil arrived at Tottenham last summer from Sevilla in a deal worth €25 million, with Erik Lamela moving the other way as part of the agreement. However, the 21-year-old never really managed to get going in north London, struggling to cope with the physical nature of English football.
At the same time, neither Nuno Espirito Santo nor current manager Antonio Conte showed much faith in the Spanish international. He made 20 appearances for Tottenham, of which only five were from the start and none of which came in the Premier League. The winger contributed with a solitary assist.
Given his situation, the Lilywhites decided to loan Gil out in the January transfer window, with the 21-year-old returning to Spain, joining Valencia until the end of the season. In his short time with Los Che, he has made an immediate impact, becoming a regular in the starting XI under Bordalas.
Gil has featured seven times in all competitions for the Spanish outfit, registering a solitary assist. His overall impact on the field has made a positive impression on manager Bordalas, who is now keen on bringing him to the Mestalla on a permanent transfer.
Valencia did not insert a permanent clause in their loan agreement with Tottenham for the winger. However, they are now planning to initiate talks to get the youngster full-time from next season. Despite the Lilywhites spending a significant amount on him only last year, they could be open to a sale if they can recoup most of what they paid to Sevilla.
Conte is already lining up new signings for their attacking unit for next season, having reportedly made a contract offer for Juventus star Paulo Dybala. At the same time, there is interest in Real Betis superstar Nabil Fekir. Gil would likely fall further down the pecking order at Tottenham if any of these signings materialise. So a permanent transfer might be the best way forward for all parties involved.