Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge has questioned why Tottenham loaned Bryan Gil to Valencia rather than to a Premier League club.
Gil has struggled for game time since arriving at Spurs from Sevilla in the summer. The 20-year-old has made a few cameo appearances off the bench in the Premier League under Antonio Conte but seemed to be a fair way down the Italian’s pecking order.
The youngster will be hoping to get regular game time under his belt at the Mestalla in the second half of the season in order to give himself a shot at making Spain’s squad for the World Cup in Qatar.
According to The Evening Standard, Spurs expect Gil to return to North London in the summer and are hopeful the winger will have a future at the club.
However, Bridge questioned why Tottenham did not loan out the winger to a Premier League club if that was the case.
When asked about Gil’s move to Valencia, the journalist told GiveMeSport: “What’s the point? The thing is, we know he can play well against Eibar and Cadiz, we want to see him in the Premier League.
“And now if you’re telling me that not one Premier League club fancied him on a season-long loan, we’ve got problems because that’s telling me that he isn’t good enough for this league.”
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One thing to consider is that Tottenham would have wanted to be completely sure that Gil will play regularly during his loan spell. That might have not happened at another Premier League club. So, the move to Valencia does make sense for all parties involved.
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