Bryan Gil has an air of Johan Cruyff. Not just from his appearance, but from the way he moves on the pitch as well.
Cruyff made it into the Netherlands’ squad at 19 for his debut in 1966 against Hungary, and Gil is just 20 years old, but he is the big surprise in Luis Enrique‘s squad for Spain‘s games against Greece, Georgia and Kosovo.
Pedri is also included, but his performances this season had that as more of a formality than anything else.
Despite Eibar‘s difficulties this season, Bryan Gil has impressed in LaLiga Santander. His freshness and courage to attack has stood out and he’s fitting in perfectly under Jose Luis Mendilibar, who played an important part in David Silva’s early steps.
He has shown ambition, hunger and a good understanding of the game already in his career.
On loan from Sevilla, Gil is expected to return to the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan in the summer.
He has been an important player for Spain‘s youth teams for years, and he has always looked a step ahead of most of his teammates there.
Albert Celades first called Bryan Gil up on October 19, 2017 for Spain’s Under-17s’ game with Liechtenstein. He got his first goals against Germany the following year.
Since, every step had been a forward one, and he looks set for a big future with Spain and in LaLiga Santander.