Fabrizio Romano says Marseille want Bryan Gil on loan from Tottenham
Ligue 1 giants Olympique Marseille are exploring the possibility of signing Tottenham Hotspur striker Bryan Gil on loan this summer.
Gil, still just 21, was considered one of Spain’s most exciting prospects this time last year. He’s young, fast, good on the ball, and many thought he was the next great player to come out of Sevilla.
Tottenham made it their business to beat everyone to sign Gil last summer. They paid £21.6m to sign the Spaniard and even sent Erik Lamela in the opposite direction to sweeten the deal (sky sports).
Sevilla quickly accepted Spurs’ offer, and Gil, marked as a player who is going to be a “superstar”, moved to North London. Unfortunately, things just didn’t work out for him in England and Antonio Conte sent him back to Spain on loan in January.
Marseille want to sign Bryan Gil on loan from Tottenham
Marseille have always been one of the giants of French football, but the last few years have not been at the level their fans expect. However, Jorge Sampaoli turned things around last season and the Olympians finished second in Ligue 1.
With a Champions League campaign ahead, Marseille want to strengthen their squad, and Fabrizio Romano have just revealed they are looking into the possibility of signing Gil on loan this summer.
Nothing has been decided yet, but the French outfit have added the 21-year-old to their transfer wishlist, and a deal now depends on Tottenham’s demands.
‘Olympique de Marseille have explored a potential loan deal for Bryan Gil, he’s on the list – but it’s still not close as it depends on the terms of the deal with Spurs’, Romano tweeted this morning.
It’s very easy to say that Gil was a flop at Tottenham, but the young Spaniard has barely had a chance to show what he has.
During the first half of last season, before being loaned to Valencia, Gil played a total of 756 minutes, of which only 86 were in the Premier League.
Sending him out on loan was the right move for Spurs, and with the North Londoners returning to the Champions League next season, another spell to gain experience would be brilliant for him.
A move to Marseille is not bad at all. Tottenham could look to neighbors Arsenal to find out how well William Saliba has developed while on loan under Sampaoli. If Gil can do the same, he’ll come back a much better player, which would be perfect for Spurs.
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