Diego Fabbrini has declared he would like to stay at Real Oviedo when his loan spell finishes at the end of the season.
The 27-year-old missed the first half of the season with a cruciate knee ligament injury but has played regularly since his return to action in February.
He told La Nueva Espana (translated by the Birmingham Mail):
“I would like to continue another year at Oviedo, I feel good, and my family too, and that’s what I value most. I only think about finishing the season in the best way, because it’s an important campaign after the injury. We’ll see, I have not talked to anyone.”
We have barely seen the Italian since he arrived permanently from Middlesbrough in January 2016. He was loaned out to Serie B side Spezia for the second half of the 2016/17 season, but even after the change of manager with Harry Redknapp in charge, he remained on the fringes of the first team.
He arrived at Spanish Second Division side Oviedo in the summer, and despite picking up a serious injury very early on during his time at the club, he stayed on rather than returning to the Blues.
The playmaker cost the club £1.5m, and we will no doubt be keen to sell him off permanently in the summer if we get a suitable offer. Whether his current team can stump up the money, we’ll have to wait and see.