Bryan Gil has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur were reluctant to loan him out until a couple of days ago, while admitting that he was getting increasingly distraught at his situation.
Tottenham confirmed on Monday evening that Gil had returned to Sevilla on loan until the end of the season, two and a half years after leaving the La Liga club to move to North London.
However, it seemed until the weekend that the defender might have been forced to stay at Spurs, with Relevo reporting on Sunday that Gil was getting frustrated at the Lilywhites’ unwillingness to let him leave despite reinforcing their forward line with the signing of Arnaut Danjuma from Villarreal.
It was even asserted that the 21-year-old had ‘no motivation’ to train and that he found it difficult to understand why Tottenham would not let him go when he was not being given opportunities to play.
After completing the loan move to Spain, Gil has now remarked that he was ‘dying inside’ until the move became a reality.
The Spain international told Mucho Deportivo: “I found out last night that I have to travel, in fact, I bought a suit because I didn’t have one. Two days ago it was a ‘no’. They didn’t let me go out, I was dying inside because they wouldn’t let me go.
“My agent called me at dinner time and told me that he was leaving today for Seville, with two friends who had come to visit me in London because the truth is that it was not possible for me to leave.”
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While Gil did get opportunities this month, the reality is that he only started because Antonio Conte had no other options at the time. Realistically, the 21-year-old was not going to get any game time at Spurs unless there was another injury crisis. So, I can understand why he was desperate to leave, particularly after Danjuma’s arrival.
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