Report details Nuno's plans for soon-to-be Tottenham signing Bryan Gil
The Athletic claims that Nuno Espirito Santo and Tottenham Hotspur plan on making Bryan Gil more of a central player, upon his arrival. The young Spaniard is set to join Spurs in a player-plus-cash deal with Sevilla. Erik Lamela is to go the other way, and a report has detailed Nuno’s plans.
Gil, 20, spent last season on loan at La Liga side Eibar from Sevilla and had a hand in eight goals during 29 appearances. Right now, the Spanish wonderkid is in Tokyo with the rest of a star-studded Spain side taking part in the Olympics. They drew 0-0 with Egypt on Thursday morning.
TuttoMercatoWeb reported this week that Gil has agreed a five-year deal with Tottenham, worth £41,500 a week. Erik Lamela is to go the other way. A new report from The Athletic claims that Nuno is planning on pushing Gil into the middle of the pitch. Last season, he played largely from the left.
“Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo, meanwhile, feels that he will add another dimension to the team’s attack,” the Athletic report claims. “Although predominantly used to playing from the left, it’s also hoped that as Gil develops he will also be able to play centrally and cutting in from the right.”
Could Gil be Tottenham’s new Lucas Moura – amid Nuno plans?
Moura was excellent last season for Spurs. That is, if he was on the right, up front alongside Harry Kane or most-regularly, playing as a 10. That attacking versatility is similar to that of Gil, and the hopes Tottenham have for Gil. With Moura turning 29 in August, his future could be in doubt.
Reports claimed in May that Moura could leave Spurs and with Gil joining, it looks to make more and more sense. However, with the London club waving goodbye to Gareth Bale – keeping Moura and adding Gil makes more sense. Yes, he could be the new Moura, but Spurs need to combine the duo.