Gaitan to accept move to Premier League

Atletico Madrid playmaker Nicolas Gaitan is set to leave the club in January with a move to England’s Premier League reportedly on the cards.

The Argentine has started only 12 La Liga games since arriving at Atleti from Benfica in the summer of 2016, including just once this season to date.

Marca report a loan move is most likely with Atleti keen to free themselves of his wages with a permanent departure in summer more likely.

The 29-year-old is not ruling out a late push for Argentina’s World Cup squad in summer but is aware he must play regular football if he is to be in the frame.

Ligue 1 clubs are also said to be interested in the midfielder, yet England is his preferred destination.

Vitolo and Diego Costa are registered to play for Atleti starting in January with a series of player departures expected.

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