Manchester City target “likely” to leave

Sevilla coach Unai Emery says that he and the club are “prepared” for the “likely” exit of Manchester City target Álvaro Negredo.

“The cards are on the table,” he said. “Negredo is a very important player for Sevilla and will continue to be so, either by staying here or by being sold and earning the club a big transfer fee. For the time being he is still here, working hard and fulfilling his duties as a captain. It is most likely that he will leave, and if he does so, it should be in everyone’s best interests.”

Two days ago, the players confirmed that he was happy to stay at the club but was unsure what the future held for him.

“Right now I’m at Sevilla and I like it very much,” he said. “If I stay then that will be fine, but if I leave then it will be because it benefits both the club and myself. I’m happy on a personal level but collectively we have not achieved the goals we wanted.”