Report: Arsenal tried to sign Spurs-linked winger for just £3.5m in the past

Bryan Gil
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According to a report from Goal Espana, Arsenal could have signed Tottenham target Bryan Gil for a cut-price transfer fee a few years ago.

Reports emerged on Tuesday that Tottenham had agreed to pay €25m (£21.6m) plus Erik Lamela in exchange for the young starlet.

The 20-year-old, who impressed on loan at Eibar last season, is expected to be one of the first players to arrive through the door at Spurs in the Fabio Paratici era, along with Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini. 

Sources from Spain have since suggested that Sevilla tried to tie Gil down to a new contract with a £130m release clause but decided to cash in on the winger as he was reluctant to sign such a deal.

If Goal’s latest report is to be believed, the Spanish international could have ended up moving to Tottenham’s North London rivals, Arsenal a few years ago.

The report reveals that the Gunners have been interested in the Sevilla starlet for several years and tried to sign the winger for €4m (£3.4m) in December of 2018.

However, Sevilla are said to have held firm at the time and refused to let Gil depart.

It now looks like Arsenal’s loss will be Tottenham’s gain, with Goal also confirming that the 20-year-old is expected to be confirmed as a Spurs player soon.

Spurs Web Opinion 

While the excitement among Spurs fans over the potential signing of Romero is understandable, I believe that it would be wise of us to not get carried away about Gil’s capture. While the youngster’s talent is in no doubt, he is still very raw and it remains to be seen how he will develop over the next few years.

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