Manchester City-owned Rubén Sobrino has been speaking to Marca about his current status and future. The 24-year-old Spanish striker, who City signed from SD Ponferradina for £200,000 a year ago, has attracted the interest of Stoke, Sevilla, Genoa and other clubs recently after a loan spell at Girona last season.
Sobrino revealed that he has not been called into preseason training by Pep Guardiola, and admitted he’d been hoping to train with City players until his next club was decided. City know of his desire to continue growing as a player and he told Marca that they know which club he has decided to join.
The former Real Madrid youth didn’t specify whether his next move would be a loan or permanent, but admitted one offer stands out above the others and believes it would be the ‘perfect step’ in his career. Could that club be Stoke City, one of those linked with the forward? He hinted, rather, that he could remain in Spain, calling La Liga ‘the best in the world’.
Sobrino believes City chiefs knowing where he wants to go next may have impacted their decision not to call him to the CFA for preseason, and is hoping his move can be finalised soon.