Chimy Avila plans Osasuna stay, Spanish nationality

In-form striker Luis Ezequiel ‘Chimy’ Avila plans to remain at Osasuna beyond this January and gain Spanish nationality, report Marca.

The Argentine forward has been a revelation in La Liga across the past two seasons – starring for Huesca last campaign before taking his game up a notch in Pamplona this time round.

Avila originally moved to Spain in the summer of 2017, joining second tier side Huesca on a loan arrangement from San Lorenzo in his native Argentina and hitting 17 goals across his two seasons at the Aragon club.

He then joined Osasuna in a permanent €2.7m deal this summer and with eight goals to his name, has become one of the league’s standout players this season.

Avila will be apply for a Spanish passport in June this year and he wants to stay at Osasuna until then at least, claims the report, before thinking of moving to a bigger club.

He looks set to be in high-demand and Osasuna hold a €25m release clause for the player.

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