National boss explains why Spurs summer signing is a example for other young players

Bryan Gil
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Spain Under-21s coach Luis de la Fuente has praised Tottenham Hotspur’s summer signing Bryan Gil.

The winger is currently on international duty, with De la Fuente admitting that Gil is an example for other players within the Under-21 set-up to look to aspire to be.

The 21-year-old has made three senior appearances for the Spanish national team, a feat that not many of the U21 squad would have achieved.

Spurs landed the talented winger in July for a fee of £21.6m, securing his long-term future with a five-year deal while Erik Lamela headed to Sevilla as part of the deal (Sky Sports).

Gil had his first taste of Premier League football in Spurs’ win against Watford when he made a late cameo and also featured in both legs of the Europa Conference League clash against Pacod de Ferreira (transfermarkt).

De la Fuente spoke highly of Gil along with teammate Juan Miranda, telling Estadio Deportivo: “We have been tremendously strengthened.

“For me it is a very useful tool to have these players [like Miranda and Bryan].

“They are examples that the young players who have just arrived should look at.

“It is very favourable because they are the first ones that are demanding, who set an example and show what is needed, and the rest know they have to also do that to be here.”

SpursWeb Opinion 

Gil is a signing that in years to come could be looked at as a bargain. The talent is so clear to see, he’s currently a rough diamond and with the right coaching can go on to become a hit at Spurs.

It is not much surprise that the 21-year-old has received great compliments from Nuno and also his U21 manager.

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