Paraguayan striker Lucas Barrios has confessed that he is looking to return to Europe in the summer transfer window.
The 27-year-old left Borussia Dortmund for Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande in search of first team football, but surprisingly failed to establish himself as a first team regular in China.
The striker admits he is pondering his future, with a number of European clubs lining up for his signature.
“It is a nice experience… the league is becoming more competitive. Major players have come to shine from the biggest clubs in the world, like Conca, Drogba, Anelka,” the player told his official website.
“But personally, due to the matter of the quotas for foreigners, I don’t have the continuity that I need, and also, I’ve been contacted by many European clubs that want my services.”
Lucas Barrios explains that he is hoping to return to one of Europe’s top leagues before the summer transfer window closes.
“The reality is that the team is strong, and the manager doesn’t use my services. Due to this situation, maybe I will look to play the new season in Europe.
“My agents are talking with clubs in Germany, England and Spain. And my goal now is to play. This is what I came for and what I need, so this week will decide my future.”
The Paraguay international has made a name for himself at Borussia Dortmund, shortly after joining the German giants in a €4.2 million deal from Colo Colo.
Barrios went on to score 39 goals in 83 Bundesliga games for the club, but decided to leave after falling behind Robert Lewandowski in the pecking order.
However, his move to China proved to be a major disappointment, and he could now return to Europe just two months after leaving Borussia.