Sport Aston Villa midfielder Carles Gil to trigger bidding war

15:46  19 june  2017
15:46  19 june  2017 Source:   Read Sport

The latest on Carles Gil's future away from Villa Park

  The latest on Carles Gil's future away from Villa Park According to the Birmingham Mail, Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna are expected to step up their pursuit of permanently signing Aston Villa midfielder Carles Gil in the coming weeks. Former West Brom manager Pepe Mell, now manager at Deportivo, sees Gil as part of his plans for the coming season and is interested in keeping the little Spaniard at the club. Gil has stated his desire to stay at Deportivo, who he made 24 appearances for last season as they avoided the drop from La Liga, and he is hoping that negotiations between the two clubs can be settled as quickly as possible. The 24-year-old would prefer it if a deal could be made before Villa players are due to report back to Boodymoor Heath next month. Fellow La Liga side Real Betis are also reportedly in signing Gil, but at this stage, it looks like a return to Deportivo is more likely.

ASTON VILLA midfielder Carles Gil has reportedly joined Deportivo La Coruna on a season-long loan. Man Utd v Real Madrid transfer battle: Bidding war underway, player keen on move - report.

Aston Villa 's Carles Gil . Aston Villa look set to lose Spanish playmaker Carles Gil . The 24-year-old joined Deportivo La Coruna on loan in the summer and has been in good form for the La Liga side this term.

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Wantaway Aston Villa midfielder Carles Gil is set to trigger a bidding war in the coming weeks with both Real Betis and Deportivo La Coruna chasing his signature, according to the Birmingham Mail.

Aston Villa are willing to sell the 24-year-old Spaniard with both La Liga clubs said to be preparing bids for his services.

It is believed that Gil would prefer a permanent move to Deportivo La Coruna after spending last season on loan at the club, however Real Betis are said to be desperate to sign the player.

Gil scored just once in 24 appearances for Deportivo last season but he has done enough to convince Deportivo Boss Pepe Mel to pursue a permanent transfer.

Pepe Mel has made a permanent deal for Gil one of his top priorities this summer and Gil is hoping to seal a move away from Villa Park before Villa report back for pre-season training at the beginning of next month.

Aston Villa paid Valencia just over £3million for Gil two and a half years ago and they will be hoping to recoup most of that money in a deal for him this summer.

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