Sevilla president José Castro confirmed this morning that the club is close to completing the signing of Dutch left-back Marvin Zeegelaar from Lisbon's Sporting Clube de Portugal for three million euros. That was backed up by El Desmarque, who report that an agreement is in place with the player.
Sevilla rule out Arana and Alberto Moreno
The addition of Zeegelaar would be the final piece in the jigsaw as Director of Sport Óscar Arias aims to have the squad closed by this week - while Sevilla remain hopeful of convincing Stevan Jovetic to return. Arias has opted for an international full-back who is capable of going forward to boost the team's options in attack. Zeegelaarwas chosen ahead of two other names that were brought up: Corinthians' Guilherme Arana and Liverpool's Alberto Moreno.
Fabio Coentrão's arrival at Sporting has seen Zeegelaar fall down the pecking order which has accelerated his expected departure.