Abel Aguilar is nearing a switch from Hercules to Deportivo de La Coruna this week, according to AS.
Depor President Augusto Cesar Lendoiro took advantage of a Spanish Football League meeting in Madrid on Monday to speak to his Hercules counterpart Garcia Pitarch over a possible loan deal and an agreement now looks likely in the coming days.
The 27-year-old playmaker, whose contract with the Alicante-based club expires in June 2014, would arrive at Riazor on a season-long loan, although Lendoiro is expected to attempt to get the player to lower his wage demands to around €500,000 per year, €200,000 less than he currently earns at the Jose Rico Perez.
However, Hercules are in desperate need of new personnel before the start of the 2012-13 campaign and, if Depor are prepared to do business, could be willing to run the rule over a number of the Galician club’s players to make a permanent transfer possible.
Names to have been mentioned include Jesus Vazquez, Diego Seoane, David Rochela and Saul, although Aguilar’s arrival would mean Depor boss Jose Luis Oltra also has a surplus of central midfielders.
Last season Alex Bergantinos, Juan Dominguez and Vazquez all occupied the role, while the loan signing of Andres Santos from Sporting could further complicate matters.
For his part Aguilar, who did not present himself when Hercules began pre-season training on July 10 alleging visa problems, has played 61 games in the top flight during his time with Los Herculanos and Zaragoza, scoring four goals, and has also represented Colombia on 29 occasions.