Promoted to Frontpage to discuss what his value is to Sounders. Originally written prior to allocation lottery, within the comments you can find that a few papers are reporting the first rumor linked here as fact.
With the lottery one day away to decide where Luis Gil goes, it may not be such a lottery after. According to Three Four Three FC Blog, Luis Gil is rumored to be going to either Seattle or RSL. If one of the 14 other teams win the lottery, He will be trade to either team, whoever puts up the better trade bid for Gil. He is a member of Generation Adidas so regardless where he ends up he won't count against the salary cap.
As a Sounders FC fan, my first thought of Gil coming to Seattle, as young as he is, taking up one of two remaining DV spot away from those that are fighting to earn them and what ever Seattle has to give up to get him is not really such a good idea . However, now that I think of it more to possibly have a Freddie Adu talent like player on the team is astounding. With Sigi as Head Coach of the Sounders, it sounds like he would be a perfect fit in Seattle and fill any depth gaps Seattle has in the midfielder like LW and RW but he would finally fill a hole that Seattle has been lacking at CAM but also work as a LAM and a RAM.
After he spends a few years developing and learning under Sigi, I think he could potentially become an offensive threat in the midfield that Seattle so direly needs.
Which ever team he may end up playing for rather it be here in Seattle or in Real Salt Lake or anywhere else, he will be a good contributing player to the team and this league.
If I was the Sounders GM, at the most i would give up to get him would be allocation and maybe a 3rd or 4th round draft pick. However, to give up a player or anything higher than a 3rd round for a 16 year old that could potentially be a bust would be a risk I am not willing to make at this time.