Spain keeper Sergio Rico extends Sevilla contract up to 2021

The 23-year-old has been the subject of offers from elsewhere but has decided to stay at the club where he came through the ranks.

Sergio Rico ha firmado su renovación con el Sevilla
Toni Rodríguez

Sevilla have announced a contract extension for long-serving number one Sergio Rico, agreeing a four-year deal with the 23-year-old that will keep him at the club until 2021.

After a decent summer in the transfer market tying down the Spain international was a priority for the club with plenty of interest from Spain and abroad in the keeper.

Rico: "Sevilla is a second family"

There were offers and I’m grateful to those clubs because it is an honour,” Rico said on Monday when the agreement was officially announced. “But I wanted to stay at Sevilla, which as well as being the club I have spent my career at is a second family. I grew up here and the club has helped me to grow. I never thought about going anywhere else. I want to keep improving and helping the team to achieve its objectives.”

Despite his tender age, Rico already has a wealth of experience with 129 first team appearances and having helped Sevilla to win two Europa League titles in 2015 and 2016.

Rico has also become a regular in the Spanish squad as deputy to Manchester United's David de Gea.