Friday 15 December 2017

Man City striker Nolito bemoans weather as he looks for summer exit

Nolito wants to leave Manchester City
Nolito wants to leave Manchester City

Manchester City forward Nolito claims the English weather has made his daughter's face change colour as he looks for a way out this summer.

The 30-year-old arrived at the Etihad Stadium from Celta Vigo last summer for £13.8million but made the last of his nine Premier League starts on Boxing Day as he quickly fell out of favour with manager Pep Guardiola.

Nolito has struggled to adjust to his new surroundings and admits even the Manchester weather has had a detrimental effect on his family.

"I am under the contract, so the club will decide, but I want to leave," he told Spanish radio station El Transistor.

"I haven't played in six months. I will do everything possible to make Spain's World Cup squad.

"I have learnt very, very little English - it's very hard. Just 'tomorrow', 'good morning', 'good afternoon' and a little more.

"My daughter's face has changed colour - it looks like she's been living in a cave."

Nolito was pictured with Sevilla's sporting director Oscar Arias in Seville this week, although the player insisted it was just a chance meeting.

"I was just casually shopping for clothes for my wife in Seville," he said.

"I went to get a coffee and bumped into Sevilla's director of football casually."

Fellow LaLiga side Atletico Madrid have also been linked with a loan move for the player.

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