Tottenham player guns for exit by naming ‘much better’ team than Conte’s side, despite one big criticism
A Tottenham player has seemingly attempted to push through a departure from the club by revealing it would be ‘much better’ if he was representing a different side.
There look set to be big changes at Tottenham this summer, both in terms of the coaching staff and players. Antonio Conte is close to leaving the club as his contract expires at the end of June.
There are several managers under consideration to replace him, such as Thomas Tuchel, Roberto de Zerbi, Thomas Frank and Ruben Amorim. But several reports have named Mauricio Pochettino as the top target for Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
Senior club officials also need to get rid of some of the dead wood in the squad and bring in some top-quality stars.
Players such as Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndombele and Sergio Reguilon, all of whom are currently out on loan, need to be sold permanently.
In terms of potential arrivals, Spurs are looking at Aston Villa shot-stopper Emi Martinez as a potential replacement for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
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One Spurs man has attempted to get the ball rolling on a permanent exit by speaking openly about his situation. Winger Bryan Gil is the man in question.
He joined Spurs in a £21.6million deal from Sevilla in July 2021, with the transfer also taking Erik Lamela to the Spanish outfit.
Spurs man aiming for permanent exit after loan
However, Gil has struggled to impress or score a single goal during 31 appearances for the north London side. As a result, he has had loan spells at Valencia and now Sevilla.
Gil has conducted an interesting interview with Spanish source Estadio Deportivo. First of all, he explained how his only criticism of Sevilla is that their coaches have been showing him unhelpful videos in preparation for matches.
“I do not like to see videos of rivals. Against PSV at home, talking to the analyst, he told me that I could face the right-back, that he had ease there and I never once left the side, and when the game ended I told him ‘please don’t show me any more images of the full-backs’,” Gil stated.
“I don’t like to see how they defend because I think it conditions you. When I have studied it, it has never gone well for me because you start thinking that you have to do that, it hasn’t helped me.”
The Spaniard then began his attempts to push for a Spurs exit by revealing how it would be ‘much better’ if he could play for Sevilla from next season onwards.
“I’ve always told my agent that I always want to play, no matter where,” he added. “If it’s at Sevilla then much better, when you feel important is when you play. In the elite everyone has talent, but confidence is what gives you the extra point.”
It is clear that Gil wants to leave Spurs this summer. He will have arrived in England with the hope of making a big impact, but that simply has not happened.
Unfortunately for the player, his Spurs contract runs until June 2026. This means he must wait for an interested club to submit an offer and reach an agreement with Spurs before he can leave.
Meanwhile, Levy has come to a big decision on the future of striker Harry Kane amid Erik ten Hag pushing Manchester United to snare him.