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Manchester City's Nolito admits to missing Celta Vigo and hopes to return one day

Manchester City's Nolito during a photo call at the Etihad Stadium
Image: Nolito admits having Spanish team-mates at Man City has contributed to him not yet learning English

Manchester City forward Nolito says he would one day like to return to Celta Vigo and admits he has experienced loneliness in his first few months in England.

The 30-year-old Spain international, currently part of the squad to face Macedonia in World Cup qualifying on Saturday, left La Liga side Celta to join City in a £13.8m deal in the summer.

And because he has a Spanish manager in Pep Guardiola and upwards of four Spanish-speaking team-mates, Nolito is not yet learning English.

Manchester City's Nolito celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game
Image: Nolito has scored five goals in 15 appearances for Man City so far

He told Spanish newspaper Marca this week: "I miss Celta a lot. I would like to return. Provided I can, I will return.

"My adaptation (in England) is going well. I felt a little alone but in the dressing room we speak a lot of Spanish.

"That is why I chose not to study English - with Pablo Zabaleta, David Silva, Jesus Navas, Sergio Aguero and lots of Spanish-speaking technical staff.

ST GALLEN, SWITZERLAND - MAY 29:  Manuel Agudo 'Nolito' of Spain celebrates after scoring the opening goal during an international friendly match between S
Image: Nolito has scored six goals in 15 caps since his Spain debut in 2014

"Someday I will have to take the time to do it."

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Nolito only made his senior Spain debut two years ago at the age of 28, and has since scored six goals in 15 caps to become an important part of Julen Lopetegui's plans.

"It's been an intense and very happy dream, I'm enjoying every time I come away with my country," he said.

"It's true that there have been lots of different players (called up), but I think that's good."