'Really, really impressed': 21-year-old Spurs prospect has blown Conte away, he won't be sold now - journalist
Journalist Ben Jacobs said on YouTube that Spurs are reluctant to sell the 21-year-old, because he has shown that could come back to haunt the club.
A loan exit is more likely for Gil, who spent the second half of last term with Valencia, having been signed by Nuno Espirito Santo.
Gil is a slight, technical player, who does not seem an ideal fit for Conte’s football, but he has clearly worked hard to earn a spot in the Italian’s long-term plans.
Conte impressed by Gil
“It’s an interesting situation because we’ve seen all of the potential in pre-season. I know that Conte has been really, really impressed by the player,” he said.
“But he’s still young and I think a loan deal is highly likely. It allows the player to get more first team football and stops another outgoing that at the age that Gil is at, might come back to haunt Tottenham.
“What we saw from the Valencia spell was a lot of plaudits earned and he’s an outstanding footballer, which is why Tottenham won’t be looking for a permanent sale at this period of time.
“A permanent sale is almost out of the question unless a massive offer was made. A loan back to Spain is probably the most likely.”
It seems that Gil has not impressed enough to stick around this season, but a loan could be what is best for his development.
It would be better for him to be playing regularly somewhere else rather than stagnating as an occasional substitute at Spurs.
We will wait and see where he ends up when the transfer window closes, and he will hope to continue impressing Conte from afar if he does make a loan exit.
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