According to several sources in the Spanish media, Atlético midfielder Raúl García is set to join Osasuna on loan after signing a three-year contract extension with Atleti.
The Pamplona-based side wanted to bring back their youth system product to his hometown permanently, for free, in much the same way Tiago arrived to us this summer after being released by Juventus.
Los Rojiblancos however, weren’t willing to part ways with the 25-year-old, who they had splashed €13 million on in the summer of 2007.
According to AS, Osasuna will reportedly only be responsible for paying a share of Raúl’s wages.
The former Spain youth international is expected to travel to Pamplona on Friday, where he will be formally presented by los Rojillos.
AS also claims that Atlético are still working to reduce the number of midfielders on the squad, with either Elias or Assuncao, or even both, rumoured to be on the way out soon.