Report reveals why Spurs are reluctant to allow 21-year-old to leave loan

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Bryan Gil
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The Evening Standard have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are reluctant to let Bryan Gil join Valencia without signing a replacement for the winger.

Gil has been an unused substitute in Tottenham’s first three games of the season and the winger has been heavily linked with a return to Valencia on loan over the past couple of weeks (Fabrizio Romano).

Antonio Conte reiterated in his press conference on Saturday that the club would have to sign a replacement if any members of his current squad were to leave (Football.London).

The Evening Standard have now claimed that Valencia are in talks with Spurs over re-signing Gil on loan in a deal that would not include an option to buy.

It is explained that the 21-year-old is keen to return to the Mestalla, where he spent the second half of last season.

However, Spurs are said to be reluctant to give the green light to the deal until they have lined up a suitable replacement.

The report adds that while Valencia are ‘pushing’ to sign Gil, Tottenham are conscious that it will not be straightforward to sign an attacker of the required quality who would be content with a bit-part role.

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Some Spurs fans are understandably not excited about the speculation regarding Malinovskyi as the Ukrainian is not of the quality of the likes of Paqueta, Maddison and Zaniolo.

However, none of those three players are likely to be content with a bit-part role. Conte hardly moves away from a 3-4-3 and so any attacking midfielder we sign is likely to only get a handful of appearances off the bench.

I am sure that Conte and his coaching staff would not want a big-name player sulking at the lack of game time as that would affect squad morale. Malinovskyi would prove a useful option off the bench and is more likely to accept a bit-part role.

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