Carles Gil's agent confirms desire to leave Aston Villa, comments on Celta Vigo approach

Aston Villa's Carles Gil

The Spaniard has failed to secure himself a regular first-team spot in the Aston Villa first-team.

Aston Villa's Carles GilAston Villa's Carles Gil

Aston Villa look set to see plenty of their underperforming stars from last season out of the exit door at the club this summer.

One such player could be Carles Gil – with a La Liga side said to be interested in the player.

El Desmarque is reporting that Celta Vigo are keen on signing the player this summer and they also report his agent Federico Marco as making it clear that Gil will not be playing in the Championship next season and that Celta have made an approach for the player:

Carles Gil celebrates after scoring the first goal for Aston VillaCarles Gil celebrates after scoring the first goal for Aston Villa

“His intention is not to play in the Championship and look for teams in the Premier League and La Liga.

“We have not spoken with Celta, but in the past we have been negotiating and we know he is a player to their liking. They made an offer for him, but the Aston Villa did not accept it."

Celta Vigo's John Guidetti celebrates after the matchCelta Vigo's John Guidetti celebrates after the match

Gil featured just 27 times in Villa’s terrible 2015-16 campaign – in which they finished bottom of the table and were relegated to the second tier of English football.

Tottenham's Danny Rose in action with Aston Villa's Carles GilTottenham's Danny Rose in action with Aston Villa's Carles Gil

Gil is clearly not prepared to drop down a division with the side and has his eyes set on something new.

He arrived at Aston Villa from Valencia in January 2015 for a fee in the region of £3.2 million, as reported by the BBC.

He has however failed to nail down a regular starting place at Villa Park – despite impressing at times and scoring two very memorable goals against Bournemouth and Sunderland.

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