Sunderland defender Paulo da Silva could move to Spain or Mexico when the transfer window re-opens, his agent has claimed.
The 30-year-old Paraguay international has slipped down the pecking order at the Stadium of Light since joining the club from Toluca in 2009, and representative Oscar Sosa claims there is interest from a top Spanish side and Mexican outfit Cruz Azul.
Sosa said: “The last thing that has been said when I spoke with people linked to Sunderland is that they are having negotiations with an important team in Spain.
“I really don’t know the name of the team they are having conversations with. The people at Sunderland have only said to me that it’s an important team, one of the big ones.
“There is also a chance for Paulo from Mexico as Cruz Azul are interested in him.”
However, Sosa believes a move to Europe would be more profitable for da Silva.
He added: “Paulo is currently getting paid £2m. What has been offered from Cruz Azul is not bad but, to tell the truth, Europe is the place that pays better.”