Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur could look to replace Bryan Gil this summer if he does decide to leave the club.
The north London club have proved in abundance this summer that they are more than willing to splash the cash when necessary. So far this summer, Antonio Conte has been able to welcome a total of seven players, spending £107.91 million in the process.
With a matter of days left until the transfer window closes, Spurs still have time to turn seven into eight by getting another name through the door. That could, of course, depend on outgoings, however, before the end of the window.
One of those outgoings could be the struggling Gil, who is expected to depart the club on loan to Valencia once again.
If the winger does depart, too, Spurs may look to find a replacement, according to Sheth, who told GiveMeSport: “Gil is an attack-minded player, but they’ve got a lot of those at the club.
“Yes, they’ve let Steven Bergwijn go, but they’ve still got Harry Kane, Heung-min Son, Lucas Moura, Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison.
“Richarlison can’t start a game at the moment, he’s coming off the bench and he came in for £60m. I think that says a lot about what Tottenham are doing and the competition they want, so not necessarily a replacement that goes straight into the team, but if Gil does go, maybe just a replacement just to make up more numbers within the squad.”
TIF Thoughts on Sheth’s comments…
Based on what Sheth told GiveMeSport, it looks as though it could be a case of one in, one out regarding Spurs’ transfer plans for the rest of the window. One thing that does seem fairly certain now, however, is that the north London club have got their big spending out of the way now following seven arrivals.
Conte’s plan for the remaining days of the window could be to clear out any remaining deadwood and ensure that he’s got the best possible squad ready to compete on every front in the current campaign.
It could have been argued that Gil was set for game time at Spurs this season, as he was named on the bench in each of their first three Premier League games. However, perhaps a return to Valencia is more appetising for the Spaniard having spent last year there – and maybe give Conte a bench option he is more likely to use as part of his squad in the months ahead.