Mallorca will consider selling one of their prized assets, Gonzalo Castro, in the January transfer window to avoid him leaving the club for free under the Bosman ruling.
Castro’s contract at the Iberostar Stadium does not expire until the summer of 2012, but the club are aware of not receiving any compensation for the loss of their influential Uruguayan, who has been excellent form his season as the Islanders challenge the top six in La Liga.
They are considering making him available for transfer now, in order to maximise the 26-year-old’s value, and there is likely to be a number of sides interested in securing the services of the former Nacional star, who moved to the Islanders in 2007.
Valencia and Atletico Madrid are among the front runners, but Marca comments that there is also interest from teams in the English Premier League.
Castro, who is the club’s top scorer alongside Pierre Webo on four goals for the season, is thought to prefer remaining at the club until at least the end of the season, but Los Barralets are likely to listen to offers in the region of €4 million.