With so many goalkeepers linked to the Etihad lately, it has become clear that the future of 34-year-old Wembley hero Willy Caballero lies away from the Etihad Stadium.
Caballero is being linked with a return to La Liga, where he starred for Málaga before following Pellegrini to City, by two separates sources in Spain today.
Catalan radio station RAC1 claims Espanyol are closely following the Argentine stop-stopper and could soon make an approach for him. Their new boss Quique Sánchez Flores will have seen plenty of Caballero, having coached Watford for the past year.
Meanwhile, sports newspaper Diario AS say Willy is the ‘main objective’ of Celta Vigo, who are on the hunt for a new goalkeeper. Celta had wanted to sign Mexican keeper Marcelo Barovero, but he has instead joined Liga MX side Necaxa. Their other option, Diego Lopez, declared a preference to play in England, and this has moved Caballero to the top of their shortlist.
Willy Caballero’s time at Manchester City appears to be up, but his performance in the Capital One Cup final against Liverpool means he will never be forgotten.