Oscar Gil’s future has been very much in question over the last few months. After spending last summer with the first team he was eventually sent on loan to Real Oviedo in the Segunda where he failed to play regularly due to an injury and competition. When the season ended he was waiting to find out what the future would hold with his contract set to expire on 30 June. That day has come and gone, but there is finally some clarity on Gil’s future.
According to a report from Javier Beltran of AS, Oscar Gil and Athletic Club have agreed to a contract extension, but it hasn’t been made official yet because some documentation and paper work is still to be signed. Along with the extension, he will be sent back on loan to the Segunda for the upcoming season.
Gil has been an exciting young player ever since he joined Lezama back in 2008. His ability to play as a defender or a defensive midfielder made him very useful and his partnership with Yeray while at Bilbao Athletic was quite formidable. Still only 22, Athletic believes that Gil could develop into a very good player and wants him to join a club that will be able to guarantee him regular playing time in the upcoming season.
So far, there is no word on which Segunda clubs may be interested in signing the defender, but he should have several offers. Gil has spent the last two seasons playing in the second division and has shown that he can do so at a high level. His injuries now seem to be behind him and a loan in the upcoming season will provide the perfect chance to prove that he is ready for the jump to the Primera as he looks to fulfill his dream of playing at the San Mames.