Report reveals why Spurs’ Bryan Gil has lost place in starting XI at Valencia

Bryan Gil
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Las Provincias has revealed that despite Bryan Gil falling out of favour at Valencia over recent weeks, the La Liga club are expected to hold talks with Tottenham regarding a potential extension to his loan deal.

Gil failed to start a single Premier League for Tottenham, either under Nuno Espirito Santo or Antonio Conte in the first half of the season, following his move from Sevilla last summer.

However, the winger has shown his quality following his loan move to Valencia in January, being one of Los Che’s most potent attacking threats in his first couple of months at the Mestalla.

It was subsequently reported that Valencia were keen to extend the winger’s loan spell and Gil ‘would welcome’ the prospect of remaining at the club next season (Super Deporte).

Las Provincias have now explained that Gil has struggled for game time over recent weeks, with Jose Bordalas only handing the Tottenham man a few minutes off the bench.

This is said to be because the Valencia boss has changed his system, with Gil, who was previously playing on the left-wing, not being a natural fit for the new formation the 58-year-old is employing.

However, despite this, Las Provincias state that ‘it is time’ for Valencia and Tottenham to sit down and work things out.

The report also asserts that Spurs would be in favour of extending the Spain international’s stay in Valencia as the winger does not fit into Antonio Conte’s plans for next season.

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I have no doubt that Gil will be loaned out again next season as he is unlikely to challenge for a first-team place at Spurs. The only question is which club the Spaniard will join.

Both Tottenham and Gil will want to wait until the end of the season to see if his situation at Valencia changes. The last thing the player and the North London club need is for the 21-year-old to warm the bench at the Mestalla next season.

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