Thankful that Reine-Adelaide didn’t go through. He showed glimpses of quality at Arsenal but didn’t have many chances to display them so went back to France before suffering serious injuries to both his knees. Even a loan for him in this do-or-die season is risky, not to mention a purchase clause.
Would take Gil back in an instant, should’ve never let him go but Spurs dangled Lamela which fit the team’s needs at that time. Guy’s development has been stunted and may never reach full potential but he can still craft chances and was starting to show he can survive in the Prem. It’s just that Spurs are in danger of not making the Champions League places so Conte needed Danjuma.
Just 5-6 days left in the window and still many holes left in the team. I really want Januzaj and/or Suso to be shipped off, more so about not having to see them than saving cash. I guess the board want to play it safe so it’ll be loans and free agents. I read that Florian Thauvin just got his contract terminted by Tigres, he’s not world class by any means but has a goalscoring touch when he was in scorching form for 3 seasons at Marseille. He also got to work with Sampaoli a bit in his last season though it was under Sampaoli that he was allowed to leave for Mexico in the first place, still he is 29 and has mid-season fitness so shouldn’t take too long for him to see the pitch if he came.
And yes I read through his whole profile as almost nobody is linked to Sevilla right now.
What do we think about possibly getting Bryan Gil?
We’re in such a tough spot, I saw an article mentioning that out of the top clubs in Europe, Sevilla lost the most value from covid, followed by ManU. It’s going to be tough to get that value back. We desperately need younger players too
Some of our aging contracts end at the end of next season (Rakitic, Papu, Navas, Fernando, Lamela, Ocampos, and Torres).
Assuming the first four are done and replaced with capable younger players, that value will increase. I think that report was based on Transfermarkt’s total market value. Considering we lost two players that combined were worth $100 million, it makes sense that we would be one of the tops…especially because we haven’t replaced them.
The kind of player we need — young, vibrant and forward-thinking. He’s someone who will feed the striker. Especially now that Sampaoli expressed his interest in him.
I’m curious how the deal will turn out, cause it’s being said Spurs want a €20M obligation to buy in the summer (perhaps to save face from losing in the exchange). So maybe the plan is to drag it out to either lower that figure, or simply keep the loan as an ‘option’ to buy.