Fabrizio Romano says Marseille now want to sign Tottenham 'superstar' Bryan Gil on loan
Ligue 1 giants Olympique Marseille are exploring the option of signing Tottenham Hotspur attacker Bryan Gil on loan this summer.
Gil, still only 21, was viewed as one of the most exciting prospects in Spain this time last year. He’s young, quick, good on the ball, and many believed he was the next big player to come out of Sevilla.
Tottenham made it a point to beat everyone else for Gil’s signature last summer. They forked out £21.6 million 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, branded as a player who’s going to be a ‘superstar’, made the move to North London. Sadly, 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 recent years haven’t quite been at the level their fans expect. However, Jorge Sampaoli turned it around last season, and the Olympians finished as runners-up in Ligue 1.
With a Champions League campaign coming up, Marseille want to beef up their squad, and Fabrizio Romano has just revealed that they are exploring the option of signing Gil on loan this summer.
There’s nothing advanced just yet, but the French outfit have added the 21-year-old to their transfer wish list, and a deal now is dependent on Tottenham’s demands.
“Olympique Marseille have explored potential loan deal for Bryan Gil, he’s in the list – but it’s still not close as depends on conditions of the deal with Spurs,” Romano tweeted this morning.
It’s very easy to say that Gil has been a flop at Tottenham, but the young Spaniard has barely been given an opportunity to show what he’s got.
In the first half of last season, before he went out on loan to Valencia, Gil played a grand total of 756 minutes – just 86 of those coming in the Premier League.
Sending him out on loan was the right decision by Spurs, and with the North Londoners back in the Champions League next season, another spell away to gain some experience would be brilliant for him.
A move to Marseille is not bad at all. Tottenham could look at their next-door neighbours Arsenal to learn how much William Saliba has developed while on loan under Sampaoli. If Gil can do the same, he will come back a much better player, which would be perfect for Spurs.
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