Monday, 18th November, 2013

Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers are set to do battle over Valencia attacking midfielder Carles Gil, but Los Che president Amadeo Salvo has issued a hands-off warning.

Playmaker Gil is currently on loan at Eiche for a second-straight season – having helped them to promotion in 2012/13.


He is under contract with Los Che until 2016 and according to Valencia-based daily Superdeporte, Manchester City and QPR have taken a keen interest in his situation.

Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are also believed to be in the running, even though Gil only managed four goals in 31 games last season, and is yet to find the back of the net this term.


Gil is believed to have an €8m release clause attached, something that would not be a major blow to either of Manchester City or QPR's coffers.

And despite all the interest, Salvo is eager to get Gil back for 2014/15 to resume his development as a first-team player.

"It is a good sign that clubs want him", Salvo was quoted as saying. "The bad sign would be if he was not of interest to anyone.

"But Carles Gil is ours and next year he will play in the first team."

Gil has become a fan favourite at Eiche, despite his lack of goals, with the left-footed playmaker helping his club stay a relatively safe 13th in La Liga.

The 20-year-old is on the threshold of an international break as well, as he made his Spain Under-21 debut in September in a European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Albania.

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