‘The next Andres Iniesta’ – Journalist says one Spurs star is very highly-rated in his home country

The Times reporter Tom Allnutt has revealed that Bryan Gil has been likened to David Silva and Andreas Iniesta in Spain, with many in the country convinced that the Tottenham man has the talent to evolve into a world-class player.

Gil has struggled to get opportunities since his switch to Tottenham back in 2021 and the winger would justifiably feel hard done by.

Even though the Spaniard delivered a couple of impressive displays back in January of this year, with Tottenham going through an injury crisis at the time, he was shipped out on loan to Sevilla by Antonio Conte.

The 22-year-old was handed his first start of the season by Ange Postecoglou against Aston Villa and he gave an excellent account of himself, handling the ball well and putting in some dangerous crosses from the left. He then started once more against Man City at the Etihad on Sunday.

Some pundits have said that they were surprised by the winger’s display and urged Postecoglou to give the youngster a sustained run in the team (Football Insider).

Bryan Gil
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Tottenham’s Bryan Gil has a lot of fans back in Spain

Allnutt has now revealed that many people across Spanish football were in awe of Gil’s talent when he was snapped up by Tottenham two and a half years ago.

The journalist told The Tottenham Way Podcast: “I was speaking to someone about this who knew Gil in Spain and he says it’s tough for scouts in the Premier League because you look at Spanish talents with technical ability, and you compare him to David Silva for example, he went on loan to Eibar which is kind of the Burnley equivalent in Spain, he played brilliantly there and everyone decided he had all the talent and Bryan Gil did the same.

“So the Premier League scouts were saying this is the David Silva lineage, he has the ability, combine it with the Eibar factor we have the next Andres Iniesta on our hands, that’s why Tottenham rolled the dice, they thought he was a young player who had everything, let’s go early and it was earlier than David Silva, but you can’t blame them for doing that.”

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Gil has never been disappointed when opportunities have come his way and with the injuries that Spurs are now dealing with, the next few weeks could be the ideal time for the 22-year-old to step up and prove his quality in a Tottenham shirt.

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