Tottenham Hotspur’s winger Bryan Gil is reportedly being chased by his former club, Sevilla, for the past three years, according to the player’s father, Alfonso Gil.
This comes after the recent arrival of Arnaut Danjuma at the Premier League club, which has put Gil’s future with the team in question.
Danjuma’s signing has made Gil the fifth-choice winger for coach Antonio Conte, behind Danjuma, Dejan Kulusevski, Richarlison and an out-of-form Heung-Min Son.
Gil has had limited opportunities to showcase his talents in the Premier League, with only two starts under Conte.
Despite impressing in one of those starts, where he assisted in a 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace, he suffered an injury that kept him out of the next matches.
The 21-year-old’s father stated that Sevilla is where Bryan Gil considers home and the club’s coach, Jorge Sampaoli, has been chasing him for three years. He said:
“Seville is his home.”
“Sampaoli has been (chasing) him for three years now.”
According to Sky Sports, Tottenham might consider loaning Gil out for the rest of the 2022/23 season, with Sevilla being the most likely destination.
Sampaoli himself has spoken highly of the young winger, saying:
“In 2017, Bryan Gil was with us (training with the first-team). Bryan arrived and he was very young. He ended up being an outstanding player. I loved him. I wanted to take him to Olympique de Marseille.”
Additionally, it has been reported by Roma Giallorossa that Tottenham offered Gil to Roma, as part of a player plus cash deal, but the move never materialized.
With the transfer window closing soon, it remains to be seen where Gil will end up, but a move back to Sevilla could be the best option for the young player to gain more playing time and continue his development.