Transfer insider Dean Jones has claimed that Tottenham are looking to sell Bryan Gil in order to fund a move for another attacker in the summer.
Spurs have had two decent transfer windows, having signed a number of players who have made an instant impact helping the club to a terrific season so far.
The likes of James Maddison, Guglielmo Vicario, Micky van de Ven, and Brennan Johnson were signed in the summer – all of whom have been nothing short of fantastic.
They also signed Timo Werner and Radu Dragusin last month, and while Dragusin is yet to be given a proper opportunity to impress, Werner has already contributed to several goals.
However, they are still looking to further bolster their squad with several targets already being identified by the club, including Barcelona’s Raphinha and Athletic Bilbao’s Nico Williams.
But as per Jones, they will need to sell their fringe attackers before they can sign a new attacker and he names Bryan Gil as a player who could be moved on.
He was strongly linked to a departure from Hotspur Way last month, but ultimately, he remained with the club.
According to the transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Real Sociedad made enquiries about Gil for a loan deal in January and even held ‘secret meetings’ with Spurs. However, a deal could not materialise.
Jones believes that Tottenham need to prioritise selling him in the summer if they want to bring in a big-name attacker.
He told GiveMeSport:
“Bryan Gil has got a lot to prove if he is going to have a future beyond this season at Tottenham. I, personally, can’t see it for him.
“He is the one to really look at in terms of the impact he will have at Tottenham because I think Bryan Gil’s departure is needed to make way for another exciting attacker to come in.
“They have been linked with Raphinha this week, and I know that they have been looking at players like Nico Williams at Athletic Bilbao as well. They’ve been linked with a couple of other players, too.
“I feel like he will be moved on at this stage because he has certainly had opportunities to prove himself up until now, but he just hasn’t quite cut it.”
Gil has yet to open his goal tally for the Lillywhites, and it appears unlikely that this will change anytime soon, especially with the recent addition of Timo Werner to the club. Werner is expected to feature regularly on the left side of the attack.
A move away will be the best option for all parties involved. It will give the talented attacker to revive his career elsewhere, and also provide Spurs with the financial boost to spend on a big name attacker like Raphinha.