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Sevilla say goodbye to five players

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Sevilla say goodbye to five players

Benoit Temoulinas.

CRISTINA QUICLER

AFP

Tremoulinas reaches the end of his contract, while Kranevitter, Vietto, Nasri, and Jovetic return to their parent clubs. Banega is Berizzo's only signing so far.

As June passes in to July players generally end their associations with LaLiga clubs, and five players will be saying their goodbyes at Sevilla. Trémoulinas, Kranevitter, Vietto, Nasri, and Jovetic will officially leave the club.

Trémoulinas plagued by injury

Benoit Trémoulinas is the only player who is leaving because his permanent contract has come to an end. The French defender did not feature at all for Jorge Sampaoli’s team during the 2016/17 season due to a serious knee injury.

The other four will return to their parent clubs upon the expiration of their loan deals. In the case of Luciano Vietto and Stevan Jovetic, Sevilla will not exercise their right to buy the players out right, for €20m and €14m respectively. Vietto disappointed during his loan spell from Atlético Madrid, while Jovetic’s wage demands place him beyond Sevilla’s financial reach. It is a similar story for Samir Nasri. The Frenchman, owned by Manchester City, is far too expensive for Eduardo Berizzo to contemplate signing.

Sevilla say goodbye to five players

Banega: Sevilla's only signing so far

Finally, Mathias Kranevitter’s loan deal did not include an option to buy. In any case, the Argentine midfielder would not be in Sevilla’s plans.

Eduardo Berizzo’s squad continues to take form. At the moment, it comprises 19 players who were at the club last season, as well as Éver Banega, Sevilla’s only signing of the summer so far. The Argentine manager replaced Jorge Sampaoli at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán after a fine spell in Galicia with Celta Vigo.

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