Negredo closer to Sevilla exit

Spain striker Alvaro Negredo looks to have moved a step closer to the Sevilla exit door after the Primera Division club signed Colombia forward Carlos Bacca from Club Brugge.

Last Updated: 10/07/13 at 11:35 Post Comment

Alvaro Negredo: Heavily linked with Manchester City

Alvaro Negredo: Heavily linked with Manchester City

Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido insisted earlier this week that his club had not received any offer from Manchester City for 27-year-old Negredo, who has indicated he would like to leave the Andalusian club this summer.

Bacca has agreed a five-year contract with Sevilla and has a 30million euros release clause in his contract, the club announced on their official website.

The deal was sealed after Sevilla's sporting director Ramon Rodriguez, known as Monchi, travelled to Manchester to finalise terms with the player, who is on a pre-season tour with Club Brugge.

Neither Brugge nor Sevilla have confirmed the fee, which is reported to be around 7million euros.

Bacca, who will travel to Spain on Wednesday, confirmed the deal on Tuesday night, writing on his official Twitter account: "Thanks to God, next destination Sevilla."

He also told Club Brugge's website: "This is truly a dream come true. When I came to Europe, it has always been my dream to play in the Primera Division.

"It would have been a huge disappointment if Club Brugge and Sevilla FC had failed to reach an agreement.

"I am already 26 years old so for me this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

"I have had an amazing spell at Club Brugge. The fans are brilliant and I will remember them for the rest of my life.

"And I'm happy to say that this transfer has not only gone well for me, but it's also the biggest transfer in the club's history. And I can honestly say I'm quite proud of that."

The move will put City and Tottenham on the alert as the Colombia international appears to have been bought as a replacement for Negredo.

City have emerged as the favourites to sign the striker, who was the highest-scoring Spaniard in La Liga last term with 25 goals.

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e deserved respect for forging a successful football career despite being, clearly, made from balsa wood.

Nutboy
Wenger: Diaby deserves respect

L

iverpool should put in a bid for Barkley. As cheeky as it may sound, only he looks capable enough to replace Gerrard.

paulay8
Gerrard's Decay Becoming Sadly Apparent

M

y emotions were not mixed. Super professional that he is. I will never look at you the same way Frank. Love affair over.

gittoplo
Lampard: Mixed emotions

Footer 365

Rio: Fergie exit hit RVP hardest

Rio Ferdinand has claimed Robin van Persie was the player who suffered the most after Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement as Man United manager.

Transfer news: Sky sources understand Frank Lampard's Manchester City loan spell could be extended

Frank Lampard's loan spell with Manchester City could be extended into February next year, according to Sky sources.

FIFA tightens concussion rules after World Cup incidents

Players suffering suspected concussion will have to be cleared by team doctors, under new FIFA proposals.

Mail Box

Should Gerrard Play Further Forward?

That's one shout in a mailbox that recalls Rafa Benitez saying the Liverpool man would one day end up as a striker. Plus, thoughts on Rooney and 500 words on Ipswich...

Will Rodgers Finally Drop Gerrard?

The mailbox wants to know if Brendan Rodgers has the stones to drop Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Wayne Rooney's display, sitting down, and thanking United fans...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property