Spartak Moscow’s Quincy Promes has cancelled his private flight to Sevilla after failing to agree personal terms with Pablo Machin’s side, according to reports in Spain.
Just yesterday, Marca reported that Machin was keen on signing both Promes and Girona striker Cristian Portu as quickly as possible after missing out on signing Mariano Diaz, with Real Madrid activating their buy-back option clause on the 25 year-old’s contract from French side Lyon.
Machin told reporters:
“Promes and Portu are good players and good guys always fit, if they sacrifice themselves for the team, then they fit into my team.”
Having developed into one of the Russian Premier League’s best players during his time at Spartak, as well as starring in the club’s shock 5-1 win over Sevilla in last season’s Champions League Group Stage, Promes was set to sign a four-year deal at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, costing Sevilla €21 million.
Reports now claim that the move is off as the winger desired a net salary of €3 million a year, which Sevilla refused to accept.
Talk of Portu ending his two-year stay at Girona heated up at the start of the week following the Catalan side announcing the signing of former Newcastle striker Seydou Doumbia.
He grabbed eight goals in his first season at the Estadi Montilivi, helping his side to their first ever top flight promotion. He scored 11 goals last season, with the Blanquivermell finishin tenth in the La Liga table. Also comfortable playing on the wing, Portu is set to join Sevilla for a believed fee of €17 million.