With the European January transfer window now well and truly open, there are the expected number of player links being offered on the rumour mill, but one that will interest plenty of Fiorentina fans will take not of the claims of their interest in Tottenham Hotspur attacker Bryan Gil.
The 22 year old versatile left sided player with four full Spanish caps to his name, he has not had the best of times in adjusting to the style of the Premier League following his move to London in 2021, and he has spent the last two season’s back out in his homeland with Valencia and Sevilla.
Recently though, Sky Sports have claimed a strong interest from Fiorentina in trying to get a deal over the line this month, and Spurs are apparently open to it even though Gil has played well for manager Ange Postecoglou when he has been called up to the first team this season.
With strong rumours of their interest in Timo Werner though, the educated guess is that Gil’s game time would be even further reduced if that particular deal comes to fruition. Not least, the London club would also be looking at some departures this month to help offset their spending, having already reportedly pledged £21.5 million to Genoa for highly rated centre back Radu Dragusin. With Gil’s future already in doubt, it is not a great leap to feel that as claimed, they would be willing to move him on again, but this time with maybe a sensible optional buy clause built in for the end of the campaign.
Given the over all lack of impact he has had at White Heart Lane since coming in from Sevilla, Spurs would probably understand that they will have to take a hit on their initial reported outlay of £21.6 million, so there is probably a permanent deal to be done if Fiorentina are interested, and of course, he settles well in Serie A and begins to really impress again and get back to the form that gave rise to his initial promise.
Allowing for the pace and more physical nature often attributed to the English game, Gil would certainly not be the first (and nor will he be the last) that simply was not suited to the Premier League, but then went on to absolutely thrive in Serie A, La Liga or even then German Bundesliga.
If the Viola do make a move, they will definitely be hoping he is one of those players who goes on to have a major impact in the second half of the 2023/24 campaign.