Manchester City on the cusp of signing in Sevilla star Alvaro Negredo
Manchester City and Sevilla are at the table discussing the potential transfer of Alvaro Negredo once again. The coveted Sevilla forward has attracted a lot of interest from the new Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini. The Chilean tactician is hoping to seal a deal with Sevilla before another club swoops in with a better offer.
Initially, Sevilla were reluctant to sell Alvaro Negredo, but realizing the inevitability of this move their manager Unai Emery has admitted that a move is perhaps “best for everyone”. Alvaro Negredo, who has caught the eye of a couple of top notch clubs after netting 25 goals in the league last season, is tipped to join the Eastlands before the new season begins.
The departure of Carlos Tevez has left Manuel Pellegrini with only two strikers in his team; Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko. Therefore, Manuel Pellegrini is expected to make moves that will bolster Manchester City’s attack.
Manchester City, who signed in Sevilla’s winger Jesus Navas earlier this summer, are expected to announce their bid on Alvaro Negredo this week. Meanwhile, Sevilla have already planned to replace Alvaro Negredo with the Colombian forward Jesus Baca.
“The most likely situation is that he will leave,” Unai Emery said in a press conference on the weekend. “It's possible the club can't reach an agreement for him, but we are prepared, we have spent some time working on alternatives.
“Of course we're not going to find a player with the same characteristics as him or one who is going to have the same record, but we will find players who will be important to the future of this club, and I trust the work the club is doing in that area.”
Sevilla have tried to keep their financial situation under the covers, but it is no secret that a couple of Spanish clubs have been struck by a financial crisis which is forcing them to sell their best player.
“The cards are on the table. Negredo is a very important player to Sevilla and he could continue to be one, either by staying here or by earning the club a big transfer fee,” Unai Emery added.
“We know he could leave, but it would be the best for everyone. The club would be able to meet its financial obligations, and although we would lose a key player, we need to be reasonable, like we were in the case of Navas. Our aim is to produce new players that can reach the same heights [as Negredo and Navas].”