Bryan Gil has revealed that he spoke with Tottenham about joining Valencia on loan after his agent contacted him regarding an offer from the La Liga club. Linking up with Spurs last summer on a permanent deal from Sevilla, the 21-year-old was in and out of the side in the opening few months of the campaign as he tried to adapt to the pace and intensity of the Premier League.
Getting minutes here and there off the bench under Antonio Conte in January, Gil made a swift return to his homeland as he joined Valencia on a loan deal until the end of the campaign. Wowing on his debut against Cadiz in the Copa del Rey, the winger played a key role in Los Che’s run to the final, unfortunately tasting defeat last Saturday with Real Betis triumphing in the showpiece finale.
While it remains to be seen if Gil will come back into Conte’s plans for next season or he heads out on loan again, Valencia fans have already made it clear that they want him to remain at the Mestalla. Now getting the regular game time under his belt that both he and Tottenham wanted, the highly-rated youngster has opened up on his time back in La Liga.
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“I was in England at home when my agent rang me about Valencia’s offer. I had to talk to my parent club, Tottenham, and they said they’d like to see me get games under my belt,” he told LaLiga World.
“Things have gone pretty well since I arrived and I’m very happy. It was a great decision to come here. I wanted to get games and I thought I’d get the chance here. Obviously when you arrive at a club you have to prove yourself. But I already knew some of the guys here, like Carlos and Jose Gaya, and I think it helped me to settle quickly.”
Los Che have five games remaining this season until the player’s time at the club officially comes to an end. Gil has played 13 games for Valencia since moving to the Mestalla, assisting one goal in that period.
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