Alvaro Negredo had been linked with a move away from Manchester City this summer…
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Alvaro Negredo insists he will not be leaving Premier League champions Manchester City this summer, despite rumours that the striker was unsettled at the Etihad Stadium.
Sky Sports have revealed that Negredo is ‘happy’ and ‘settled’ at the club and has no intention of leaving.
It had been suggested that the Spain international could return to his homeland this summer after just one year in England, following a drop in form at the end of his debut campaign that saw him fail to score in the final four months of the season.
City are looking to generate funds ahead of the imminent arrival of centre-back Eliaquim Mangala in another big-money deal. It was suggested Negredo could be among those moved out, with the 28-year-old said to be keen on the idea of a return to La Liga.
He has, however, taken the opportunity to rubbish the rumours by insisting that he remains fully committed to the Premier League champions, for whom he scored 23 times last season.
During a Q&A session on CityTV, Negredo said on the exit talk: “I don’t want to leave City. I’m very happy and very settled here.
“I had a difficult end to the season and that’s why there has been a lot of talking but I’ve been very happy here from the first day I arrived.”
On suggestions that he is feeling homesick, Negredo added: “No. Maybe a bit more on the personal side than when we talk about football but I don’t cry easily. I am sensible but I have to love that person a lot to feel homesick.”