Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed that Bryan Gil is now far less likely to leave Tottenham in January than he was a couple of days ago.
Reports over recent months have indicated that Antonio Conte wants to bring in a readymade attacker to replace Gil, who is expected to be loaned out by Tottenham in January (Evening Standard).
The likes of Sevilla, Real Sociedad, Cadiz and Mallorca have all been credited with an interest in signing the Spaniard on loan (Estadio Deportivo) while it emerged earlier this week that Valencia are also exploring a loan deal with an option to buy the winger permanently (Deporte Valenciano).
The 21-year-old was one of the stars of the show against Crystal Palace on Wednesday in what was just his second start in the Premier League, setting up one goal and playing a part in the build-up to two others as Spurs emerged with a moral-boosting 4-0 win.
Antonio Conte lavished praise on Gil in his post-match press conference, stating that the former Sevilla man was ‘born to play football’ (Football.London).
Gold has now explained in his latest column that even though Spurs are expected to sign an attacking player this month, the Spain international could end up staying at the club.
The journalist stated that on the back of his impressive display against the Eagles, Gil’s chances of leaving on loan have ‘shrunk dramatically’.
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Gil has demonstrated that he has the attributes to cover for Dejan Kulusevski on the right, which is seemingly the position that Conte wants to fill during this month’s transfer window.
However, if Spurs do sign another winger this window, Gil is hardly going to get any game time at all during the second half of the season, particularly if Richalrison and Kulusevski stay relatively injury free.
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