Spurs are reportedly on the verge of signing £22m maverick who is 'capable of everything'
Spurs are reportedly on the verge of signing Bryan Gil.
And Tottenham fans can expect a player who’s apparently “capable of everything”.
Those are the words of Jose Luis Mendilibar, his former manager at Eibar.
Fabrizio Romano’s report in the early hours of Wednesday morning was music to many Spurs fans’ ears.
“Paperworks stage in the next hours between Tottenham and Sevilla for Bryan Gil-Erik Lamela swap deal,” he wrote.
“It’s confirmed and done, both will move on permanent.
“Bryan Gil set to sign until June 2026 as Spurs player. €25m (around £22m) to Sevilla as included fee, confirmed.”
Bryan Gil: The story so far
Gil came through the ranks at Sevilla and has made 21 senior appearances to date for the club.
The 20-year-old has taken in loan stints at Leganes and Eibar, and he was especially impressive in the latter.
Although he couldn’t prevent the Basque club from finishing bottom of La Liga, he stood out with his dynamic displays.
Gil recorded four goals and three assists in 28 La Liga games.
He has also made his debut for Spain, winning his first cap in a 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw with Greece.
“He’ll become a better footballer”
Mendilibar loved having Gil in the Eibar ranks last season and thinks the 20-year-old will be a success at N17.
“Sometimes we think that skilled players are not well regarded in England,” he told Onda Cero.
“With the youth that Bryan Gil has, he is capable of everything.
“He is brave, ready, he doesn’t get down on hard tackles.
“If he has the chance to go (to Tottenham), he’ll become a better footballer.”
Spurs closing in on “maverick” diamond?
The Mirror has written that Gil “is a true throwback to another era; his expression on the ball and willingness to take risks.
“This is not a player who tries to find space but one who actively avoids it, he wants to draw opposition players towards him and beat them with trickery and flair.
“Gil is somewhat of a maverick – a player who will light up games and take fans off their seats.
“But also one who remains a raw diamond whose focus is on his supreme natural talent rather than concentrating on maintaining a team’s intensity in pressing and shape off the ball.”
Gil is also incredibly versatile; he has played on both wings – midfield and attack – and as a No. 10 during the course of his professional career.
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