Atlético Madrid captain Gabi has received a substantial offer to go and play in China, AtléticoFans understands.
A source close to the site has told us that the 33 year-old is considering his options after the bid came in from an unnamed Chinese Super League club.
Should a transfer materialise, it would be Atleti’s second high profile sale to the CSL in just over a year after Jackson Martínez’s €42m move to Guangzhou Evergrande last February.
Some fans may be quick to write off the rumours, but we’ve been told that the rojiblanco skipper has yet to say yes or no to the offer.
In the midst of a Champions League campaign and with a transfer ban and new stadium to come in the summer, any key outgoings would be a huge blow for the club.
At 33, Gabi is still playing with the energy and enthusiasm of a player ten years his junior and is adored at the Calderón, but we’ve seen in the past that money talks.
He renewed his contract in October and has shown commitment to the club in the past, and whilst we would like to think he’ll stay loyal, this could be one to keep an eye on.
What do you make of the rumours? How would Atlético cope without Gabi?