Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone admits he his annoyed at the prospect of losing Luciano Vietto in the transfer window.
With Diego Costa and Vitolo having completed their long-awaited moves to the Wanda Metropolitano, it is expected Vietto will leave this month in a bid to find consistent first-team football.
Simeone, however, is unhappy the 24-year-old has not been able to make the impact befitting his level of ability, with Vietto yet to score this term.
"I've spoken with him and he has a good opportunity to leave," Simeone told a news conference on Tuesday.
"I wish him the best and I hope he goes to a competitive team.
"His departure annoys me because his performances haven't been accompanied by goals in a team that doesn't wait.
"He has been one of our best players. I love him as a person and he is an amazing footballer.
"It's a shame he hasn't been able to add goals to his game."
However, reported interest from Valencia appears to have held up his departure as he assesses his next move.