Strike Álvaro Giménez has admitted he did not hesitate to leave Birmingham City last summer when Cádiz came calling for him.

The striker left St Andrew’s on a loan deal last summer after spending just half a season at Birmingham following a summer arrival from Almería.

The Spaniard had found playing time easy to come by under Blues boss Pep Clotet, making 24 appearances in the league and featuring in the FA Cup.

However, only 12 of those 24 league games were as a start, while he managed the full 90 minutes just seven times in the league.

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A tally of three goals and one assists in 29 games was not what Birmingham were looking for either, hence them allowing him to return to Spain when Cádiz made an offer in the winter window.

Giménez was equally happy to leave, admitting he jumped at the chance when his agent presented it to him.

“As soon as I had the option, I didn’t let the opportunity pass and decided to return to Spain,” he told Diario de Cádiz.

“My representative told me that Cádiz CF was there and I didn’t ask any more questions.

“I spoke to colleagues who are at the Cádiz CF, and they told me that there is an incredible group and that the president is very close. There is a good feeling with everyone.”