Aston Villa fans in the Football Transfer Tavern can be forgiven for not being so optimistic about the season ahead, but Estadio Deportivo have some news which may come as good or bad to the Villa Park faithful.
Real Betis could be lining up a loan move for the out of favour Carlos Gil, who has seldom been given a chance to impress under the management of Remi Garde.
When called into the first XI, Gil has shown flashes and Villa have told the La Liga club that they would be interested in a loan move, however, they do not want to sell.
It is also rumoured that Celta Vigo, Deportivo La Coruna and Sevilla are all monitoring the Spaniards situation, who scored two goals in 28 appearances last season.
Gil decided to move from Valencia to the Midlands in the summer of last year in a bid to launch his career and a move back to the Spanish top flight will be an opportunity to escape Villa’s Championship nightmare.