Racing Santander are set to make a bid to land Wigan loanee Luis Antonio Valencia.
The 22-year-old Ecuadorian is contracted to Villarreal but he has not played for the Yellow Submarines since 2005.
He signed for Villarreal in 2005 but he played just a couple of games before moving on loan to Recreativo for the remainder of the season.
At the start of the 2006/07 campaign he was snapped up by Wigan on a season-long loan and after a successful first-term at The JBB, he was signed on a fresh 12-month deal last summer.
Wigan have first option to buy Valencia as part of their loan agreement, but Racing are very keen.
Racing are coached by Marcelino - who was in charge at Recreativo when Valencia was there.
Valencia admits he is flattered by the interest from Racing, but insists he would be just as happy to remain at Wigan.
"It's very important for a player to be in the mind of teams like Wigan and Racing when I even haven't been playing," Valencia told CRE Satelital.
"I know that Villarreal has been having conversations with Wigan for some time and now I have heard that there is interest from a Spanish team.
"This makes me very proud because we are talking about two very important leagues.
"I will have to wait and see what happens. For the moment I am only focused on getting recovered."