It’s never been a secret how happy Carles Gil has been during his spell at Deportivo La Coruña.
Loaned out by Aston Villa until the end of the season, the midfielder is getting some decent game time in La Liga and has helped the club to be saved from relegation.
Aston Villa, on the other hand, couldn’t make it to the Championship play-offs, and this is the biggest reason why the Spanish media seem hopeful the player will remain in the country.
La Opinion A Coruña has managed an interview with the player, and besides asking some questions about the season, they wanted to know what will be of his future.
Asked if he sees himself wearing Deportivo’s shirt in the future, Gil said: “I can’t do it because I don’t have a contract here. I am now beginning to think about what my future will be.
“First I have to talk to Aston Villa and from there I can think of other things. I have not been able to talk to them and since it doesn’t depend on me and they influence many things, I don’t know anything yet.”
Then they reminded him he hasn’t hidden the wish to stay: “I have always said that I have been good, and it is true, I repeat. I have been very comfortable here in spite of certain circumstances, I have been in the city, the team and the club; But now I would talk for the sake of talking because I haven’t contacted Aston Villa and I have no idea of their opinion.”
The player was also questioned if the board from Deportivo has already spoken to him: “Now I think of solving the issue with Aston Villa and from there I will start thinking about everything else; I cannot stand on things that I have no guarantee will happen.”
Villa signed Gil from Valencia for €4.2m in 2015, and loaned him out right after relegation the following season.
The word in Spain is that Deportivo would have no money to keep the player as a permanent signing, so it’s unknown how would they try to convince Aston Villa.