Football is often a sport that moves on superstars just in time for the next generation to appear on the scene. And for Sevilla, few clubs do it better. A constant moving house for players who arrive from all over the world, few clubs are able to turn around transfers with such success as the Andalusian giants. However, one of their most exciting prospects in years, Bryan Gil, is attracting interest far sooner than they usually would want. Indeed, the player is seen as a key part of the immediate future for Sevilla, as well as a player who could help them win trophies – and perhaps even earn a record sale in future.
As one of the most successful clubs of the last two decades, Sevilla have made a history of signing players and moving them on in good time. They are often a club that is known for bringing players to the attention of the football-watching public, too; Gil very much follows in those steps as an exciting young talent.
However, there is talk that he could leave as soon as the summer – backed by the man who discovered him in the past.
Who is Bryan Gil?
Gil is an exciting young talent who, in the eyes of the man who ‘discovered’ Ansu Fati and Andres Iniesta, similar to Neymar. Given Barcelona were happy to pay much of the world record transfer fee received for the Brazilian to bring him back, that shows you how much they value his skills. Gil, though, is a player who has caught the eye of many across the game – and German Vaya Ballabriga expects suitors to be lining up around the block.
Speaking in Spain to Cadena Ser, Gil said: “Right now he is Spain’s best footballer and I compare him with Neymar.
“He can do certain things and has great versatility, as he can play at full-back, in the middle or on the left-wing. It’s impressive. I have spoken with Raman Planes about him and he has Bryan Gil in mind.
“If he is signed now then his release clause is €35 million, but if he signs a new deal with Sevilla then he’ll have a release clause worth €150m.”
High praise indeed from an expert talent scout who has helped many players make their mark at the very peak of the game. However, for Gil, the aim will be to keep on improving and playing. Is he likely to do that more at Sevilla, or at Barcelona?
Given FCB appear to be in the midst of a rebuild, with the likes of youngster Pedri seen as a key face for the future, the arrival of Gil would give Barcelona – and perhaps Lionel Messi – a youthful attack to build around for years to come.
While Gil is unlikely to come cheap, as ‘Mani’ notes above, he would be worth every penny according to those who know him best. Make no mistake, though; Gil will be a name who we see a lot of in the decade to come. Will it be at Barcelona, Sevilla, or somewhere else entirely?