Gil, who is still only 21, was regarded as one of Spain’s most promising prospects this time last year. He’s young, quick, and a brilliant passer, and many thought he’d be the next big player to come out of Sevilla.
Last summer, Tottenham made it a priority to recruit Gil ahead of the competition. To sweeten the deal, they paid £21.6 million and transferred Erik Lamela in the opposite direction (Sky Sports).
Sevilla quickly accepted Spurs’ offer, and Gil, who was dubbed a “superstar” by the press, moved to North London. Unfortunately, things did not go well for him in England, and Antonio Conte sent him on loan to Spain in January.
Marseille has always been one of the big names in French football, but they haven’t quite lived up to their fans’ expectations in recent years. Last season, however, Jorge Sampaoli turned things around, and the Olympians finished second in Ligue 1.
Marseille are looking to bolster their squad ahead of their Champions League campaign, and Fabrizio Romano has now revealed that they are considering acquiring Gil on loan this summer.
Nothing has been finalised yet, but the French club has added the 21-year-old to their transfer want list, and a deal is now dependent on Tottenham’s demands.
“Olympique Marseille have looked into a possible loan transfer for Bryan Gil, he’s on the list – but it’s still not close as it depends on the terms of the Spurs agreement,” Romano tweeted this morning.
Olympique Marseille have explored potential loan deal for Bryan Gil, he's in the list – but it's still not close as depends on conditions of the deal with Spurs ⚪️🔵 #OM
No talks for Lucas Torreira as of today – Uruguayan midfielder is expected to leave Arsenal this summer. #AFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 21, 2022
It’s easy to dismiss Gil as a flop at Tottenham, but the young Spaniard has only had a few opportunities to prove what he can do.
Gil played 756 minutes in the first half of last season before being loaned out to Valencia, with only 86 of those minutes coming in the Premier League.
Spurs made the right decision by sending him out on loan, and with the North London club back in the Champions League next season, another loan term would be ideal for him.