Sevilla happy to keep Manchester City target Alvaro Negredo
Manchester City’s pursuit Alvaro Negredo will turn to futility if the English club fails to pay the price Sevilla are demanding. The Spanish club has warned Manchester City to comply with the rules set by them if they want to acquire the services of their coveted striker.
Sevilla officials have announced that the club will be happy to retain the services of Alvaro Negredo should Manchester City fail to appear with the funds demanded. The new Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has made Alvaro Negredo as top transfer target after Carlos Tevez was sold to Juventus.
The departure of Carlos Tevez has left Manchester City with only two strikers; Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko. Manuel Pellegrini understands Manchester City need a new talent in their attack if they are to compete for silverware this season.
Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido has told Manchester City that the club will have to pay the price set by the club if they want to sign in the striker, who netted 25 times in the league last season.
“With Negredo there has been progress but we are far from reaching an agreement,” Del Nido said. “Sevilla have put a valuation on Negredo and either Sevilla are paid what they're asking for or he stays for another three years.
“I'm not saying the price that's been put on him. The ideal thing would be that he remains in Sevilla and renews for another two years.”
Sevilla are expected to take Alvaro Negredo with them on their preseason tour of South America later this week. Del Nido confirmed the 27-year-old Spain international will part of the club’s activities on the tour.
“There's no possibility that he won't get on the plane for the tour, save for things being close (on a transfer) and that's not the case,” Del Nido said. “Right now, Negredo has the same has the same chance as (coach Unai) Emery and (goalkeeper) Beto and of travelling to South America.”
“We are in no hurry. We are in a better situation than a month ago and we've shown that with the signings that we've made.”