New Sevilla signing Layun eyeing permanent stayJanuary 30, 2018
Miguel Layun wants a permanent stay at Sevilla after completing a loan move from Portuguese side Porto.
The Mexican international has agreed terms with Vincenzo Montella’s side and signed on the dotted line, agreeing a six month loan move.
The 29-year-old has been out of favour with Porto this season, having made 13 appearances in all competitions for the Portuguese club, with five of those being from the start.
The defender had been left out of the squad entirely of late, and has largely been played out of position when given the chance – a stark contract to last season, when he scored five times and assisted 15 times in 27 games.
Linked with a move to Celta Vigo and Deportivo, Layun had agreed terms with Quique Setien’s Betis, but that deal has now been trumped by city rival Sevilla.
And, after arriving at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Tuesday, the defender said he wants to make his move permanent.
“My aim is to play at Sevilla for many years and enjoy lots of success,” Layun told official club media.
“We have lots of objectives at this club, we want to fight for our place in the Champions League spots and to push on to win the Copa del Rey – a club like this deserves that sort of success.
“I can adapt to different positions, I can play on either the right or left-hand side of defence but in the European knockout tie against Borussia Dortmund I was used as a central defender.”
Sevilla were looking at Aleix Vidal from Barcelona, but a failure to lure the defender back to his former club has seen them look to Layun.
Layun’s rejection of Betis has left Setien with a problem if interest in defender Riza Durmisi continues from the likes of Liverpool, who have been strongly linked with the full-back.