Tottenham’s move for Sevilla youngster Bryan Gil is unlikely to be closed soon as the two club sort out the final parts of the negotiation.
That’s according to ABC Sevilla, who say there are ‘still a few days to go’ before the move can be finalised.
They explain that Tottenham and Sevilla are still ‘working out the details’ of a move that is considered ‘far from easy’ as it also includes Erik Lamela going the other way.
The Spanish side have acknowledged that ‘some forward steps’ have been taken, but the negotiations is going slowly at this point in time.
The basic agreement for a transfer has been closed, with Gil move to London for €25m plus variables, although those bonuses are still under discussion, plus Lamela.
The problem is Tottenham, who are proving to be a ‘difficult partner’ to deal with on a full-time basis as director of football Fabio Paratici is trying to push through several deals at the same time.
He’s already sealed a move for goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini but is also in negotiations for Cristian Romero and has to deal with the furore around Harry Kane’s future as well.
This is all causing a ‘delay in a definitive agreement’ for Gil, although Sevilla remain calm as they believe the negotiations have reached a ‘successful conclusion’.
Gil, for his part, is focused on the Olympic Games with Spain but, like Spurs, is likely to be hoping that Paratici can set aside a small portion of him time to bring the deal to a definitive end and seal his move to London.