Alejo Veliz has admitted that Bryan Gil played a key part in his decision to join Sevilla on loan, revealing that he had even visited the city with the winger a couple of months ago.
Veliz perhaps got more opportunities at Tottenham during the first half of the season than many might have anticipated, due to the injury crisis that Ange Postecoglou was dealing with over the last few months.
The 20-year-old gave a decent account of himself in the minutes that he did get, even netting his first goal for the club at the Amex Stadium against Brighton back in December.
Tottenham understandably decided to send him out on loan so that he can continue getting regular competitive action under his belt, with the striker now having the opportunity to prove himself on the big stage.
Sevilla have had their fair share of struggles this season and look in danger of being sucked into a relegation battle. They will be hoping that the on-loan Spurs man can score the goals that take them up the table.
Bryan Gil helped Veliz with Sevilla transfer
Veliz has now opened up on his decision to Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, revealing that Gil gave glowing endorsements of his boyhood club.
“Then we went to his town and Bryan always spoke very well to me about the club. Before coming I spoke with him and asked him about everything. He told me to move forward because everything was a 10.”
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Given that Sevilla have struggled to find the back of the net and do not possess too many quality options up front, one would expect Veliz to be handed plenty of game time by Quique Sanchez Flores. It could be the ideal platform for the youngster to showcase his qualities and grow as a player.