Nolito’s exit from Manchester City will be hastened after moaning that his time in England was ‘like living in a cave’.
During a bizarre interview in Spain, the winger claimed his daughter’s face had changed colour because of the English weather.
They are comments unlikely to go down well in Manchester after last summer’s £13.8million signing from Celta Vigo failed to live up to early season hype.
By January, Nolito was effectively deemed surplus to requirements by Pep Guardiola and embarrassingly sidelined by Jesus Navas.
‘My daughter’s face has changed colour — it looks like she’s been living in a cave,’ the 30-year-old told Spanish radio station El Transistor.
‘I have learnt very, very little English — it’s very hard. Just “tomorrow”, “good morning”, “good afternoon” and a little more.
‘I don’t think City are counting on me too much, given how I’ve played since January.’
Vigo and Real Betis are interested in taking Nolito on loan, while he was spotted talking to Sevilla’s sporting director on Tuesday afternoon.
Nolito added he was merely shopping in Seville when he bumped into Oscar Arias by chance.