Written By Onyeka Daniel
Spanish La Liga side, Sevilla suffered a heavy defeat in the hands of English Premier League side, Arsenal (6-0) on Saturday and for a team that had the best defensive record in the League last season.
It is quite unacceptable to say the least, as they were four goals down within 20 minutes and looked off the pace. But the Andalusian club recently sold their defensive pairing of Diego Carlos and Jules Kounde for a combined fee of €81 million to Aston Villa and Barcelona respectively.
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So far, Only Marcao has arrived, but sporting Director Monchi should have some cash with which to bring in more reinforcement soon enough as requested for by coach of the team, Julen Lopetegui.
Speaking on Friday, Monchi reassured the Sevilla fans that there was hope of two fresh arrivals as soon as next week. “We have ended up a bit hobbled in two positions: centre-back and left-back.
“We are working and trying to be as effective as possible. We are trying to sign a central defender and a left-back, it may be possible next week. There are names, nothing is closed yet, but progress has been made.” Monchi told Estadio Deportivo.
According to reports from Spain, the club will focus on bringing in two players for their defense, one centre-back and one left-back. Thilo Kehrer of PSG and Sergio Reguilon are the names that have been floating around.
For Kehrer, Sevilla have been credited with an interest and they could move to sign him for a few of about €30 to €40 million as the French club look to reduce their squad. In the case of Reguilon, he is now second choice to Antonio Conte, behind Ryan Sesssegnon for the left wing-back role and with a place in the Spanish national team going to the World Cup at stake.
The player has already informed the club of his desire to leave in search of first team football. It’s not clear yet how much Spurs will demand for their defender, but Sevilla despite their having the cash, will definitely not pay a high fee for the player and Monchi is well known as a tough and shrewd negotiator.
Juventus may find themselves unable to sign Spanish striker, Alvaro Morata due to the indirect influence of Cristiano Ronaldo, amid reports of a move to Atletico Madrid.
Morata is currently with the Los Rojiblancos and has stated that he wants to stay and fight for his place in the team, but Juventus coach, Masssimiliano Allegri continues to demand for the player after spending two years with the Bianconeri on loan.
Ronaldo has been linked with Atletico, but their president has stated that a move for the Portuguese is highly unlikely, but the rumors won’t go away. Should Atletico be successful in signing Ronaldo, it is very much certain that Morata will leave and his most likely destination will be Juventus.
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