Monchi, Sevilla’s sports director, will rush the transfer market to find that piece that Julen Lopetegui needs to make the Andalusian team more powerful in the second leg of the season. The squad needs a man from three-quarters of the field.
Who unites the center with the forward and be the Sevillista engine on the grass. There is not much to choose from, although the special situation of Papu Gomez, from Atalanta, the profile sought, places him as an option. Possible or unreal?
From Italy, Gianluca DiMarzio talks about Sevilla’s interest in taking over the services of the Argentine playmaker, although without a firm offer. A simple score that already indicates Monchi’s intentions in terms of how he wants to strengthen his team. The situation of the Papu in Bergamo is unsustainable. He has had a hard confrontation with his coach and he is looking for a way out. The Italian club, despite the interest of the country’s greats in its star, does not want him to remain in Italy. Or golden retirement (Arabia, Qatar, United States) or change of championship in Europe.
Papu Gomez ends his contract in 2022 (he has a year and a half left) and in February he will be 33 years old, so the disbursement could not (as Sevilla acts in the market) be important. Atalanta requests between 12 and 15 million for their player, a significant amount, like his salary, above 2.5 million net, with a lower tax rate in Italy than in Spain. This is a major operation.
Sevilla would take over a footballer who would suit Lopetegui’s football like a glove since Rakiti c does not quite fit into the system. How to make the midfield more dynamic is the main handicap of this Sevilla. Banega and his influence on the team have not been replaced with someone like him.
Papu Gomez resembles him, at least in three quarters of the field and with that personality of a great figure. The player starts in the attached interview that the club in Spain he would like to play for is Sevilla. The ball is in Monchi’s court.