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Las Palmas captain Jonathan Viera is believes to have gone AWOL from the side in the bid to force a lucrative transfer, according to reports in Spain.
The player is considered the greatest in the club's history, having served multiple tenures in the Canary Islands since joining their academy in 2005.
Most recently, the winger signed a five-year contract with his boyhood club in 2021, but with three years left, Viera's future at Estadio Gran Canaria appears unclear.
As per AS, the player's wife Estefania underwent successful surgery to remove a tumour on her uterus.
After speaking publicly about his wife's health condition, Viera is believed to have hinted that there might not be 'long left for him' in professional football in light of his personal affairs.
Jonathan Viera (foreground) is believed to have gone AWOL from LaLiga side Las Palmas
The player recently went through personal struggles after his wife Estefania underwent surgery for a tumour on her uterus
But the 34-year-old has been spending swathes of time on the bench at the Canary Island club
Viera received the support of his president, Miguel Angel Ramirez, who said that he would endorse the club legend's right to retire whenever the time came.
But according to Marca, Viera was on Wednesday spotted boarding a flight to Dubai - and is rumoured to be looking to force a move to a club