CBS Sports reporter Ben Jacobs has revealed that Bournemouth made a late enquiry to Tottenham about Bryan Gil before his loan move to Sevilla.
Relevo reported on Sunday that Gil was desperate to leave Tottenham and was frustrated that the North London club were not sanctioning a loan move despite snapping up Arnaut Danjuma.
The report stated that what started out as a ‘dream’ for the youngster when he first made the switch to Spurs in 2020, had turned into a ‘nightmare’ and that 21-year-old was becoming increasingly frustrated at the club.
The Spaniard finally got his wish on Monday as Tottenham confirmed that he has returned to Sevilla on loan until the end of the season, two and a half years on from leaving the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.
Jacobs has now revealed that quite a few clubs had their eye on Gil this window, including Bournemouth and Leicester City, with the Cherries said to have entered the race ‘very late’.
When asked if other teams had expressed an interest in Gil, the journalist told Chris Cowlin’s YouTube channel: “I think a lot of people looked, to be perfectly honest with you. And I was actually told very late in the mix that Bournemouth came in and made an enquiry.
“And Bill Foley, their new owner, is being extremely ambitious and he’s spending a fair amount of money for a club of Bournemouth’s size.
“He definitely, through the recruitment team at Bournemouth made an enquiry. And Leicester were actually one of the other clubs which were interested in the player as well.”
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I suspect that Spurs would have wanted to loan him out to a Premier League club so that he can get accustomed to the physicality and pace of English football. However, it was clear that the 21-year-old was desperate to return to Spain and Sevilla in particular.
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