Caicedo speeds up Espanyol exit

Felipe Caicedo is not training with Espanyol as he attempts to force an exit from the club this summer with Girona and Lazio both interested.

Marca report the 28-year-old was not part of the club’s party travelling to Indonesia on their pre-season tour and the club have now given him permission to skip training to find a new club.

The report suggests La Liga new-boys Girona are keen on a permanent deal for the Ecuador international while Corriere Dello Sport report Lazio have launched bid between €5m and €7m.

The striker’s €2m-a-year wages are a major stumbling blocks for the Catalan club although it is possible he may take a pay cut to force through a deal swiftly.

Having had spells at Manchester City, Malaga, Sporting CP, Basel, Lokomotiv Moscow and Levante only netted twice in 27 league appearances for Espanyol last season.

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