Tottenham Hotspur winger Bryan Gil has reportedly sent an ‘exit request’ to Daniel Levy.
According to Spanish news outlet Estadio Deportivo, the wide-man has informed the board that he is unwilling to undergo another loan spell unless it includes a permanent buy option.
The 22-year-old dreams of returning to his former club, Sevilla, while Real Sociedad are also emerging as a strong contender to acquire the player.
Signed from Sevilla in the summer of 2021 for €25 million in a part-exchange deal involving Erik Lamela, Gil has faced challenges adapting to English football.
His time at Spurs has seen consecutive loan spells to La Liga with Valencia and Sevilla in the winter transfer windows.
Gil’s current season with Tottenham has been hampered by a pubic bone inflammation injury, causing him to miss eight games.
Despite recovering, he has struggled to make an impact under Ange Postecoglou, featuring in only nine league games, primarily as a substitute.
With the recent purchase of Timo Werner, Gil’s playing time is expected to become even more limited. The German forward is likely to feature on the left side of the attack, a position he occupied during his Spurs’ debut against Manchester United over the weekend.
The former Chelsea man made a notable impact, providing an assist to Rodrigo Bentancur in a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.
Gil wants his next destination to be permanent, aiming to put an end to the nomadic phase in his career and concentrate entirely on succeeding with a single club.
Another report today claimed that Spurs are also willing to listen to offers for him, which indicates that there is no future for the player at the club any more.
It is a shame because he joined the club with a reputation of having great talent and potential, but he was never able to consistently showcase that at Spurs.