Talks scheduled: 24-year-old delivers verdict on Aston Villa future, says 'I know what I want'
By Will Butcher
Carles Gil has revealed that he is looking to leave Aston Villa in the summer and will enter talks over his future with the Midlands club at the end of the season.
Gil, 24, has spent the entire 2016-17 campaign on a season-long loan with La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna, making 23 appearances in all competitions for the Spanish outfit.
Speaking to Spanish outlet La Voz De Galicia, playmaker Gil revealed that he and his agent will sit down at the negotiating table with Villa at the end of the season in order to secure a move.
The pocket-sized attacker also revealed that he would be willing to join Deportivo on a permanent basis, but will weigh up all his options before making a decision.
“For now, we are going to wait for the end of the current season to address them (Villa) and negotiate the possibility of leaving during the summer,” Gil revealed.
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“I see possibilities to continue here (Deportivo). I don’t know. I think that, in the end, with a bit of luck, Aston Vila and I came to the same conclusion.
“I know what I want, but it is obvious that my agent is working, receiving calls, listening to proposals and then, when I have everything, he will tell me what is real, what possibilities there are in each site, what offers I have. Then I will decide.”
Gil joined the Midlands giants back in January 2015 from Valencia for around £3.5million, and helped his new side avoid relegation in his first season as Villa finished 17th.
However, the 5ft 6in attacker failed to help Villa remain in the Premier League last season and joined the likes of Jordan Veretout and Carlos Sanchez in leaving the club on loan.
Now, Gil is likely to leave Villa on a permanent basis as Steve Bruce looks set to orchestrate a summer reshuffle in order to boost his side’s Championship promotion push next term.
The Spain Under-21 international has a contract with Villa until 2019, but is likely to end his Villa stay two years before the end of his three-and-a-half-year deal.
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