Winger left devastated as Tottenham pull plug on LaLiga move that was 90 per cent sealed

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Bryan Gil has expressed his disappointment after a potential loan move from Tottenham to Valencia appeared to fall through on deadline day.

The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan with Los Che. And most things pointed to him enjoying a reunion with Valencia boss Gennaro Gattuso during 2022-2023. Indeed, the former Milan coach seemed extremely confident that the Spain forward would soon be at the Mestalla.

Just a few days ago he told TMW: “For Bryan it’s done, Tottenham told us that 90-99% it is closed. Two or three days.

“Spurs told us that before they let him go they must take a substitute. We are waiting for Tottenham to acquire a player in that role.”

However, it seems as though the north Londoners have yet to find a suitable replacement and Gil will remain at the club. The former Sevilla winger took to social media to give his response to the news.

And, with a cryptic message in Spanish, he appeared downbeat about the situation.

“Sometimes an old photo makes us value moments where we were happier and didn’t realise,” he posted on Instagram.

Gil may now be set for a frustrating few months, with Spurs chief Antonio Conte possessing an embarrassment of attacking riches.

He has yet to kick a ball in anger in the early part of the campaign, sitting on the bench on three occasions.

Gil yet to prove himself at Spurs

Gil arrived at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the summer of 2021. He was signed from Sevilla in a deal which saw Erik Lamela going the other way.

However, the youngster played only 85 minutes of top-flight football from nine outings in the first half of 2021-2022.

It seemed inevitable that he would be handed a loan move in the winter window and duly made the switch to Valencia.

Gattuso put his faith in the man with four La Roja caps, handing him nine starts among 13 LaLiga appearances. Reports were favourable on his performances and the Spanish outfit clearly wanted him back.

Los Che now look set to move for Roma star Justin Kluivert after his proposed move to Fulham collapsed. The Netherlands international was denied a UK work permit.

Gil will need to refocus on life at Tottenham and try to force his way into the first-team picture. However, that will not be easy with the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Dejan Kulusevski, Richarlison and Lucas Moura in the ranks.

Spurs have made a solid start to the season and sit third in the table after five games. They are unbeaten and it may be that Gil will have to kick his heels on the bench before looking for a loan move in January.

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