We are excited to have former Scotland right-back Alan Hutton join us as an exclusive columnist. Every week, he will share his thoughts on the most talked-about topics at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Bryan Gil could try to push through a sale, according to Alan Hutton, who acknowledges he “wouldn’t be surprised” to see the winger depart Tottenham Hotspur during the January transfer window.
According to Spanish reports, the winger informed Daniel Levy that he would like any possible move to contain an option or obligation to buy rather than to finalize another loan swap this month [Estadio Deportivo, 14 January].
Numerous teams are keeping an eye on the 22-year-old as he appears certain to leave the London Stadium during the January transfer window, including Real Sociedad, Sevilla, Feyenoord, and Fiorentina.
Hutton acknowledges his sympathy for Gil, but he thinks the Spanish winger would benefit more from returning home, and he anticipates Tottenham letting him go for a fair price.
Hutton told Tottenham News, “I wouldn’t be surprised if the money is right.”
“I have a slight sympathy for him. He joined the team, and in my opinion, he is a very skilled and technical player who would be more at home playing for teams like Spain.
But I believe he has performed admirably when called upon. The issue is that he doesn’t have a long career on the squad because there are so many players ahead of him right now.
“Therefore, I believe he would be extremely happy with it if Sevilla were interested, and I can see why he would try to push that through.”
This season, Gil has made just nine Premier League games for Tottenham Hotspur, and he has only started two of them. Werner’s presence and quick introduction seem to indicate that he won’t be playing a bigger role in the second half of the campaign.
Returning to Spain after a fair loan stint with Sevilla in the latter part of the last campaign could be the best course of action for all involved, particularly if Tottenham can secure the moderate fee that Hutton has recommended.
In other Tottenham news, Hutton predicted that a certain Spurs player would “no problem” fill Son Heung-Min’s shoes.