Tottenham slammed for abandoning ‘super player’ who didn’t deserve January treatment by Conte

Emerson Royal, Bryan Gil and Matt Doherty

One journalist has slammed Tottenham’s decision to loan out “super player” Bryan Gil in January, feeling the move was unjustified.

A slow transfer window at Spurs was capped off by the statement signing of Pedro Porro. Indeed, the pursuit of the full-back dominated the window for the north London club.

Beyond the snare of the Spaniard, there was just one more inbound move, as Arnaut Danjuma joined on loan. Antonio Conte flexed his muscles by hijacking Everton’s move for the forward.

There was more movement on the outbound front. Three players left the club: Gil, Djed Spence and Matt Doherty, the former pair on loan deals.

Spence and Doherty are both right-backs, so their departures meant the club could properly accommodate Porro. However, Gil could potentially feel hard done by that he’s been allowed to leave.

He hasn’t had the best start to life at Tottenham. Indeed, in his first season, he made just 16 appearances before being loaned out and those were mostly from the bench.

At the beginning of this season, he found game time hard to come by again, due mainly to the sheer amount of attacking talent available to Conte.

However, of late, thanks to injuries to Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski, he found himself on the pitch more often. Gil started league games against Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, as well as playing both of Spurs’ FA Cup games so far.

While he hasn’t set the place alight, he’s showed positive signs, and his good performances were capped off by an assist against Palace.

However, despite showing his capabilities, he was allowed to leave for Sevilla at the end of the January window.

‘Super player’ Gil didn’t deserve January treatment

Tottenham journalist Alasdair Gold was irritated by Tottenham’s decision to allow Gil to leave on loan again. Indeed, he feels the move was one that was unjustified.

“This deal irritates me more than probably any of the transfers that happened in the window,” he said on Gold and Guest talk Tottenham.

“Because I think Bryan Gil is going to be such a super little player. I really think he is. And I don’t think he’s done anything in the recent weeks to justify him kind of being pushed out the door, either.”

Perhaps Gil will come good, and he has shown of late that there is promise. However, with Danjuma coming through the door – and making an instant impact with a goal on his debut – he’s one step further down the ladder.

With Kulusevksi and Richarlison returning in recent weeks as well, opportunities will be more scarce.

As such, letting him leave is probably the kindest thing to do at the moment. He’s likely to get game time at Sevilla, where he would probably continue to be limited to cup games and some substitute appearances in north London.

He’s still only 21 years old, so there’s time to prove himself at Tottenham. The first step to doing that will be being effective during his spell at Sevilla.

More opportunities could come his way next season if he’s able to do that.

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