Aston Villa fans debate the future of Carles Gil

Aston Villa attacking midfielder Carles Gil is reportedly wanted by four clubs in Spain.

Aston Villa fans have been discussing the future of young attacking midfielder Carles Gil on HITC Sport.

According to, Real Betis are interested in signing the 22-year-old this summer.

It has been reported by the Spanish news outlet that the newly-promoted La Liga outfit will face competition for the services of 22-year-old attacking midfielder from Real Sociedad, Villarreal and Celta de Vigo.

Gil joined Premier League outfit Villa from Valencia in the January transfer window and has a contract until June 2019.

The attacking midfielder arrived at Villa Park amid hype and expectations, but he struggled to make a huge impact during the second half of the 2014-15 season.

The Spain Under-21 international could make just five appearances in the Premier League, failing to score a single goal and creating only six chances in the process.

Gil had a pass accuracy of 91%, and won 18 dribbles and two tackles in those five league matches.

Villa fans have been discussing the future of Gil on HITC Sport, and below are the best comments (the comments were made on this article: Report: Real Betis interested in Aston Villa’s Carles Gil)

Pershorevilla: “Carlos Gil, is probably the most talented young player Villa have had in years and has not as been given a fair chance by the manager. It will be disappointing to allow this player slip through our fingers because of an inability to mange him.”

Villadownsouth: “We can sit here and talk about how good Gil was in the handful of games he has played. Its Sherwood who sees him train day in and day out along with the coaches that stops him being selected. Even Antonio Luna looked good at first and look how he turned out. some players just are not suited to the PL.”

Pete: “I hope he may of been a bit lightweight and that's why sherwood has left him out, grealish seems to have a bit more of a dust myself off and go again attitude about him so hopefully with a pre season under his belt he'll be good to go for next season, or we'll sell him and he'll go on to become the next David silva.”

King Con: “Selling Gil? An incredibly talented player. Sherwood's looking all round Europe for talented midfield players, and we have a real gem at Villa Park in Gil, who can't even get on the bench.

“I can't fathom whats going on here, he's so obviously talented and so obviously being ignored. When you look at some of the midfield players picked ahead of him, its bewildering. Cole, Westwood, Grealish, Nzogbia, Cleverly, absolutely mind boggling .

“I know he isn't going to be up for bone crunching tackles he probably hasn't got the physique. However, neither has Grealish, and Cole's always injured. Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking other squad members. Just pointing out the travesty of dropping him from the squad.

“We've now got some great defence minded players. We need goals and creativity. We broke yet another record last season. This time for being the lowest scoring team in the land.We desperately need this kind of player. I'd be seriously concerned about Sherwood's judgement if he sells him!”

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