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Valencia keen to extend Bryan Gil loan from Tottenham

Tom Gott
Gil has impressed at Valencia already
Gil has impressed at Valencia already / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

Valencia are already planning to try and extend Bryan Gil's loan from Tottenham having been impressed with his early form.

The 21-year-old winger joined Spurs in the summer but struggled to settle in his first six months and was shipped out on loan to Valencia on a six-month deal that does not include an option to buy.

Since returning to his homeland, Gil has made three appearances - two in the Copa del Rey and one in La Liga - and Cadena SER state that he has already impressed those in charge at the Mestalla.

Manager Jose Bordalas is ready to make Gil a major part of his squad going forwards and is already keen to see the winger stay at the club, although there is an acceptance that there is very little chance of a permanent deal. Gil is under contract at Spurs until 2026 and would not be sold for cheap.

However, Valencia are ready to open talks with Spurs about extending Gil's loan at the Mestalla for at least another 12 months.

The report describes it as a 'win-win operation'. Valencia get the player they want, Gil gets regular game time at a club where he feels valued and Spurs would get to see their asset appreciate in value... assuming all goes well.

Spurs paid £21.6m to sign Gil from Sevilla and also sent Erik Lamela to the Andalusian side as part of the deal.

He managed 20 appearances during his first six months with Spurs, but failed to start a Premier League game under either Antonio Conte or predecessor Nuno Espirito Santo, with his league outings adding up to a paltry 86 minutes.