After just one year at the club, Man City forward Nolito has declared that he wants to leave the club this summer in whatever way possible.
Nolito became one of Pep Guardiola’s first signings last Summer, making a £13.7m move from Celta Vigo. The Spaniard made a good start to life in Manchester, scoring his first goal in just his second appearance. He went on to make 19 Premier League appearances, scoring four goals before being seemingly overlooked by Guardiola since Christmas.
Speaking to Marca, the 30-year-old said:
“I’d like to leave Manchester City… on loan, a transfer, whichever way possible,
“I’m calm about my future, and though I’m on vacation, my intention is to go back to Spain. I know Atletico and Celta are interested.”
“Up until December I was playing and was happy, but after those four months I’ve hardly played, I don’t know what happened, you’ll have to ask him. [Guardiola]
“It has been a year to forget, an experience that hasn’t turned out as I’d planned, but hopefully this summer we’ll find a solution.”
Manchester City have an abundance of players who are able to play in the same position as Nolito, and that number increased last week with the £43m signing of Bernardo Silva from Monaco.
They also have David Silva, Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane able to play in behind the strikers.