Pablo Machin’s move from Girona to Sevilla has given him an important say over the transfer business to be conducted by Joaquin Caparros and his transfer team, with a reported target believed to be Maxi Gomez.
Celta Vigo’s Uruguayan striker was strongly linked with a move to China but instead remained in Galicia and continued his fine form in his debut season in Spain, scoring 18 goals in 36 league games.
Estadio Deportivo say that Sevilla are desperate to make a move happen but that it could be far easier said than done.
The decision to sell Slovenian midfielder Stanislav Lobotka means that they are under no financial pressure to cash in on Gomez and are in a strong negotiating position and will look to hold onto the centre forward with the income.
That said, Sevilla believe that the price tag set on Gomez’s head stands at 25 million euros, below his 50 million euro release clause, which is higher than they would like to spend and, in reality, Celta may raise the price they demand.
It’s clear to see why Gomez is of interest, being far more consistent than the likes of Wissam Ben Yedder or Luis Muriel, but Sevilla will have their work cut out if they are to pull off any such transfer this summer.