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Nuno Espirito Santos Tottenham Makeover Relies Heavily On Bryan Gil

SEVILLE, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 30: SD Eibar’s Bryan Gil watches the La Liga Santander match between Real Betis and SD Eibar at Stadium Benito Villamarin in Seville, Spain on November 30, 2020.
Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, sporting stadiums around Spain remain under stringent restrictions, with government social distancing regulations prohibiting people from entering grounds, resulting in games being played behind closed doors.
(Picture courtesy of Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) Tottenham are closing in on a deal for Bryan Gil, who is exactly the type of dynamic forward Nuno Espirito Santo needs.
Bryan Gil is a relatively unknown figure on Tottenham’s transfer radar, but he should excite Spurs fans if he joins Nuno Espirito Santos’ offensive corps.
He’s built to succeed at Spurs under their new Portuguese manager.
Gil is set to join Tottenham in a deal that also includes Erik Lamela and PS25 million for Sevilla, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Spurs will have to pay a high price for that this summer, given how severely their transfer budget has been impacted by the global pandemic’s influence on club income.
For Fabio Paratici and the transfer team of the Premier League club, it’s still a deal that makes perfect sense.
It may take some time for the 20-year-old to acclimatize to the rigors of English football, but it’s difficult to imagine a greater stylistic fit for what the team lacked moving into the 2021-22 season.
Gil explains to Tottenham’s new manager what attributes he seeks in an attacking player.
What makes Bryan Gil the ideal choice for Nuno Espirito Santo?
Provided Harry Kane stays put (and fit), it’s evident that Tottenham has a goal-scoring machine on their hands.
Heung-Min Son’s presence on one wing also provides Santo and his coaching staff with a terrific supporting goal scorer.
The only guy on the opposite side of the pitch who can balance things out is missing from that combo.
To operate at a high level, the Santos system relies on a hardworking runner who can carry the ball past the opponents in one-on-one confrontations.
Gil’s FBref.com profile suggests that he is great in that area.
In Europe, he’s in the 88th percentile for advancing ball carries and the 89th percentile for completed dribbles.
Both of these attributes help him score well in the category of shots created.
Next season, the Spurs cannot afford for rival defenders to continue to focus solely on Kane and Son.
Last year, the club’s supporting cast just could not deliver.
That’s why having a possible equal to Son on the opposing wing would be such a huge victory for Tottenham.
There’s no guarantee that Gil will succeed if he comes in, but his profile says he’d be an excellent addition to Santos’ rebuilding effort.
Tottenham’s new manager still has a lot of work to do to fix the club’s poor defense, but Gil might help the forward line become even more dangerous.

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