Adelaide's Guardiola closing in on Spain return

Sergi Guardiola, right, could be on his way out of Adelaide United Source: Getty Images

Adelaide United's misfiring striker Sergi Guardiola is reportedly closing in on a return to Spain during the current January transfer window.

Guardiola, on loan to the A-League club from Spain's Granada, has been linked with a return to his homeland with second division outfit Real Murcia.

"Talks are ongoing but nothing is finalised yet," Adelaide's general manager of football Ante Kovacevic told News Corp.

Guardiola arrived in Adelaide amid much fanfare, but underwhelming form has led to him starting the past two games from the bench.

The 25-year-old striker has scored just three goals in 14 games for the ailing defending champions and premiers.

The ninth-placed Reds, winners twice in 16 games this season, have only netted 12 goals - the fewest of any A-League side.

Source AAP