Tottenham transfer news: Harry Potter star announces Bryan Gil's loan to Valencia

Tottenham star Bryan Gil
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Tottenham have loaned Spanish winger Bryan Gil to Valencia until the end of the season, with the La Liga outfit recruiting Harry Potter star Oliver Phelps for the announcement video. 

Gil joined Spurs from Sevilla last summer in a deal that took Erik Lamela in the opposite direction but has struggled for minutes, both under Antonio Conte and his predecessor, Nuno Espirito Santo.

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A loan move was touted as the best option for the Spanish youngster, who is said to be keen to make a go of his career in England. The need for regular minutes was clear, however, and Valencia appear to have promised that.

What is less clear is the reason behind Valencia's decision to hire Oliver Phelps - aka Geroge Weasley from the Harry Potter film franchise - for the announcement video. Phelps appears in a Valencia shirt, transforming into Gil with a click of the fingers at the end of the short clip.

It is unknown whether Harry Potter or Valencia fans will be more exciterd about this announcement, based on Gil's recent performances for Spurs. 

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Mark White
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Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.