His name has never been far from the gossip columns, but now Ignacio Camacho is set to leave Malaga for good, with German side Wolfsburg agreeing a deal with both player and club.
A 13-million-euro offer has been accepted by the Costa side, who will be owed further performance-related extras.
The midfielder was heavily linked with West Bromwich Albion in the January transfer window but a deal was blocked a day before deadline day by club owner Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani. It is understood that his approval is the only obstacle to a deal being completed at present.
An exit has been on the cards for at least two years, but the club have blocked any deal that has come in so far. This time, though, Malaga are obliged to let him go - not financially but rather because relations between the player and club have soured over the past season, with the breakdown in contract negotiations contributing heavily.
There has also interest from an unnamed Italian club since LaLiga rivals Valencia dropped their interest because of financial constraints, but the midfielder, who joined from Atlético Madrid in 2011, has his heart set on a switch to Germany and was absent from the first day of preseason training.