Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo wants to join Atletico Madrid, as he seeks an escape route out of the Etihad Stadium, according to The Sunday Mirror.
The Spanish striker failed to find the back of the net in the last four months of the season, despite impressing with 23 goals in his first season.
SPANIARD IS STRUGGLING TO SETTLE
Despite winning the Premier League and the Capital One Cup, Negredo is reported to have been affected by homesickness at the back end of last season when he had a reoccurring shoulder injury.
His goal drought lead to him being dropped out of Spain's World Cup squad, where he was replaced by Chelsea-bound Diego Costa.
With Athletico Madrid in need for a replacement for Costa, the Champions League finalists are looking to refund City the £20m they paid for Negredo last season from Sevilla.
Negredo is also reported to have struggled with the English language, and thus making it difficult for him to communicate with the English players such as Milner and Hart.
'THE BEST' WILL BE MISSED BY FANS
The Spanish striker nicknamed, "The Beast," has quickly become a fan favourite at the Etihad, however his departure could lead to the arrival of other players, such as Mangala and Fernando from F.C. Porto.
Negredo was born and raised in Madrid, so this move could definitely happen, as City may need to sell before they can buy to comply with UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations.
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