Report: Jorge Sampaoli wants Sevilla to sign Tottenham's Bryan Gil
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Report: Jorge Sampaoli wants Sevilla to sign Tottenham's Bryan Gil

According to Mundo Deportivo, Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli has personally requested his side to sign Bryan Gil from Tottenham Hotspur on loan in January.

Spurs signed the talented Spanish winger in a swap-plus-cash deal before the start of last season. Gil cost them £21 million plus Erik Lamela (Sky Sports), but sadly, he just hasn’t played enough.

The January transfer window next month could open the door for him to leave on loan, just like it did at the start of this year.

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Jorge Sampaoli wants Sevilla to sign Tottenham’s Bryan Gil

Sevilla, who finished fourth in La Liga last season and qualified for the Champions League, have had a shocking campaign this time around.

Sampaoli’s side are currently 18th in the league table, having won just two of their first 14 games. They need some serious help in the January transfer window to get out of the hole they are in, and their manager has reportedly told his board who he wants.

The Spanish publication claims that Sampaoli has personally asked for Gil, a player who knows Sevilla very well having joined the club’s academy from Barbate when he was just 11.

He came through the ranks at Seville before making his move to Tottenham last year.

Sevilla are on the lookout for a new left winger and Sampaoli has made up his mind – he wants Gil to be his man in that area of the pitch.

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This would be a perfect move for all parties involved.

Gil, branded as a player who’s going to be a ‘superstar’, has played just 74 minutes of football in all competitions this season. Antonio Conte just doesn’t trust him enough to use him regularly, but he is a terrific talent who has the potential to become a top player one day.

A loan spell makes a lot of sense and under a coach like Sampaoli – who has an excellent record with young players – he could really develop and get close to fulfilling his potential.

It will be interesting to see if Conte will allow Gil to leave on loan next month. In our opinion, it would be the best move for everyone.

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