Report: Tottenham outline European plan for winger as club have loan proposal rejected

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Valencia have had an approach to re-sign Bryan Gil on loan rejected by Tottenham with the Premier League side hoping of providing the winger with a move to a team with European football next season, according to Marca. 

The 21-year-old joined Spurs last summer in a £21.4 million deal from Sevilla (The Guardian), but struggled to make an impact as he was reduced to a number of appearances from the bench. 

He departed the club six months later in January to link up with Valencia until the end of term and has since gained popularity upon his return to Spain. 

Los Che are thought to be keen on retaining Gil, with Marca reporting they have now initiated contact with Tottenham about another loan move ahead of the new campaign. 

However, Valencia official Anil Murthy was met with initial rejection from Spurs chiefs, who allegedly replied: “We will talk at the end of August if there is something to talk about.”

The report explained that Spurs want the winger to make a move to a team playing in Europe. A Champions League side is the club’s priority, but they would tolerate a switch to a team playing in the Europa League at a minimum in order to protect his value. 

Valencia missed out on securing European football next season by 11 points after putting together a mediocre campaign which saw them finish ninth in LaLiga. 

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Gil is at an age where he is still developing so it is likely that another loan will be on the cards heading into next season. 

It is interesting that Spurs want him to play for a team on the European stage as that has the opportunity to even increase his value if he plays well. 

That could then lead to an eventual sale if they do not view him in their plans, which has been done on plenty of occasions before. 

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