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Postecoglou blocked ‘magician’ from leaving Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur boss Ange Postecoglou blocked Bryan Gil from leaving the club on loan before the summer transfer deadline.

Bryan Gil may have a role to play at Tottenham Hotspur after Ange Postecoglou blocked him from leaving.

That is according to Spanish newspaper AS, who claim that Postecoglou would not sanction his departure.

Postecoglou has seriously improved a number of Tottenham players in his short time at the club.

The Australian seems to have the magic touch at the moment and Gil may be hoping that he can join the club…

Ange Postecoglou blocked Bryan Gil exit

Gil spent the second half of last season on loan at Sevilla having failed to make any kind of impact in a Spurs shirt.

Tottenham pounced to sign Gil in 2021, sending Erik Lamela to Sevilla as part of the deal.

Gil had impressed in Spain but has appeared too lightweight for Premier League action.

Postecoglou seemingly sees something in Gil though as Spanish newspaper AS claim that Postecoglou blocked a summer loan exit.

It’s stated that Postecoglou ‘did not give the green light’ to a departure and instead kept the winger in North London.

A loan wasn’t in the plans but The Telegraph suggested in August that Tottenham were offering Gil to Nottingham Forest as part of a deal for Brennan Johnson.

That didn’t happen and Gil may now be able to feature alongside Johnson in Postecoglou’s Spurs side…

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My view: Gil may be needed amid Tottenham injuries

The 22-year-old came off the bench against Crystal Palace on Friday, making his first appearance of the season.

Praised as a ‘magician’ by Pedro Porro, Gil has yet to prove his quality in as Tottenham shirt but he may now be needed.

Both Manor Solomon and Ivan Perisic are out with injury right now, limiting Postecoglou’s options out wide.

Gil can play on either flank and his technical ability may really appeal to Postecoglou.

This feels a little like now or never; if Gil doesn’t really kick on this season, don’t be surprised to see Tottenham move him on for good in 2024.

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