Sevilla continues to comb the market for midfielder’s after failing to Cata Díaz a signing that seemed to be a certainty but made a last minute surprise move to Athletic Madrid.
Two new players that finish contract and are on the Sevillian agenda are looking poised to make moves to clubs within the Premier League.
The two men in question are Tomás Sivok and Carlos Cuéllar. Tomás came to light after his agent confirmed contacts with the Sevilla. The footballer is liked very much by the Technical Office at the club, but in the last few hours there seems to be possibilities that this contract could break down in favour of a move to the London side Fulham who are offering a much higher wage. The head office of Besiktas remain open, but the English club arrive at the door with a million and a half euro’s net per season. In fact, the president has placed a salary stop that does not surpass the million euro mark for players that put on file this year at Sevilla. Therefore, some options are likely to escape. Other, like Diego López, have arrived earning less. Also this seemed to be the problem when they were ready to sign Cata as Atlético stepped in with a higher offer.
Practically the same case with Carlos Cuellar. The midfielder who is currently at Aston Villa is also out of contract and had been offered a contract by Sevilla. Although not as expensive as Sivok or some other other players, he is still a viable option, however it has emerged that the player has another offer from Sunderland for more than 1,200,000 euros net, so also is beyond the scope of the Spanish side.
THE PREMIER LEAGUE HAS THE ‘CASH’
The problem of wages in Seville is complicating the signings. Ivan Ramis also will leave to go to the Premier League, and in this case because an English team is willing to pay the 4 million asking price set by Mallorca. In the Premiership they can pay these figures.