Espanyol are interested in the idea of signing AC Milan winger Samu Castillejo this month, according to reports from Spain.
The winger found playing time under previous head coach Marco Giampaolo who tended to prefer using Castillejo in a 4-3-1-2 system as a second striker, but now everything has changed again given the switch to a 4-3-3.
Calciomercato.com recently claimed that Castillejo has been approached about a return to LaLiga on several occasions but has chosen thus far to return to Milan, where he arrived in 2018 as part of the deal which sent Carlos Bacca to Villarreal.
They added that he wishes to postpone a decision regarding his future until the summer and will reject any advances.
Now, Diario Sport – as cited by MilanNews.it – are claiming that LaLiga side Espanyol are currently in talks with Milan to try and sign the Spaniard on loan until the end of the season, without any clause in the operation regarding an option or obligation to buy.
However, the report adds that Atletico Madrid are also interested in the 24-year-old, who has made just eight appearances in all competitions so far this season.