Atletico Madrid playmaker Nicolas Gaitan has received offers from England and will ‘definitely’ leave Spain in January, according to his agent.
Jose Iribarren said the Argentine – who has played 12 La Liga games since arriving at Atleti from Benfica in the summer of 2016, including just once this season to date – would be on the move.
“I can tell you English clubs are interested,” Iribarren told Foot Mercato, as quoted by ESPN.
“Yes, he'll undoubtedly leave Atletico in January. He has a lot of concrete offers. Nicolas was an important player when he played in Argentina, at Benfica, and with the national team.
“He can't continue in these conditions. If he can't play a string of matches, nor win the coach's trust… A player wants to play. We're going to see with Atletico which solution we can find."
“We hope to find a club where the player will be happy and will play regularly, Nicolas isn't a player who's happy to play 15 minutes per match. He wants to play every game.
“But there is no rancour towards Atletico Madrid. The club weren't able to give him a lot of playing time and make him feel important. Nicolas needs to feel important to play to his best. Each player works differently.
“Atletico have gotten good results recently, but they don't play a style of football that suits Nicolas. The best solution is a change of scenery. We need a team that needs a player of Nicolas' profile.
“He could leave on loan or in a permanent transfer. That decision belongs to Atletico. We have a lot of respect for Atletico and their president. We have to find a solution that suits both the player and Atletico.
“We want to do that with the utmost respect.”