Carles Gil has been magical for the New England Revolution ever since he arrived. Fans don’t want him to leave and it seems like the club is trying to ensure that.
Revolution Twitter lit up on Sunday night when former Revolution player and current ESPN soccer commentator Taylor Twellman said that New England and the Spanish midfielder were nearing an extension.
Obviously this would be major news for the club and MLS as a whole. Gil is one of the best players in the league. He dominates games with his skill and is the heartbeat of New England’s attack.
It seems as though every game Gil makes an opponent look silly. He is a wizard on the ball and is able to find teammates even in the smallest of windows.
2021 has been more of the same for Gil. The 28-year-old has one goal and three assists so far this season. He is the league leader in expected assists and continues to draw fouls at an epic rate.
On Thursday Bruce Arena was asked about the rumor by Tom Quinlan and Revolution fans likely are going to be happy with his answer.
He said, “Regarding signing Carles [Gil] to a new contract, we are certainly pursuing that and hope to complete a deal in the near future. We just have to wait and see. I think for the most part, we feel comfortable where we are with the negotiations and hopefully, we have something to announce in the near future.”
The fact that Gil is willing to re-sign here shows just how much the midfielder enjoys playing in New England and how far the club has come. If Gil is willing to stay, he must believe that he has a real shot at lifting a trophy.
It seemed as though the championship window was closing in New England. Along with Gil, Europe appears to be calling for Tajon Buchanan and Matt Turner. Being able to keep Gil would keep that window open for a little longer.
It would also be great for MLS who is looking to show that the league is gaining stature around the world. Having one of your best players stay in the United States instead of trying to go back overseas in the prime of his career would show that MLS is no joke.
So now it’s time to play the waiting game but it seems as though Revolution fans could soon be hearing that Gil is staying in New England for the foreseeable future.