Tottenham fans will love what former Barcelona scout said about Bryan Gil in February


Tottenham fans will love what former Barcelona scout said about Bryan Gil in February

Tottenham sign Gil

Tottenham secured the signing of Bryan Gil towards the end of July.

The winger had spent the 2020/21 campaign on loan at Spanish outfit Eibar, with whom he scored four and assisted three in 29 La Liga appearances.

But Gil would then return to parent club Sevilla this summer, before being sold to Spurs.

The Lilywhites sent Erik Lamela to Spain as part of the deal, which also saw them fork over around £21.6m.

Gil is a left-winger by trade, but is extremely versatile, and can play on the right or as a central attacking midfielder, too.

Gil compared to Neymar

The 20-year-old has, so far, made three appearances for Spurs since joining the north London outfit.

Gil made his debut in the Europa Conference League, playing 90 minutes as Spurs lost 1-0 to Pacos Ferreira.

Gil would then start the 2nd leg vs Pacos Ferreira, assisting one goal as the Lilywhites secured a 3-0 win.

The Spaniard would then be handed his Premier League debut last weekend, coming off the bench for the final two minutes vs Watford.

Gil is still only 20 so the way Nuno Espirito Santo has been using him so far does seem like a wise choice, rather than throwing him straight in at the deep end.

And whilst the Lilywhites should not expect too much from him too soon, Spurs fans will no doubt love the high praise he got from an ex-Barcelona scout earlier this year.

As per, former Barca scout ‘Mani’ told Cadena Ser back in February:

“Right now he is Spain’s best footballer and I compare him with Neymar.

“He can do certain things and has great versatility, as he can play at full-back in the middle or on the left wing. It’s impressive.

“I have spoken with Roman Planes (Barcelona’s sporting director) about him and he has Bryan Gil in mind.”

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