Sevilla forced to buy central defender.
The injuries to Daniel Carriço and Nico Pareja signify that Monchi has work to do finding another central defender. Sevilla have a schedule of 8 important games before Carriço and Pareja can recover from their injuries. Their unfortunate injuries leave Sevilla with just Fazio, Cala and Israel Puerto covering two places in three competitions, an impossible task. Luckily both Iborra and Fernando Navarro are capable of covering those roles. At a press conference today, Monchi has confirmed the search is on and has until September 2 to find the player.
(Monchi bought Dragutinovic to replace the departing Sergio Ramos at the last-minute)
At the same time, Del Nido has confirmed that Sevilla are busy amplifying the contract of Kondogbia, in other words, Kondogbia is about to receive a salary increase to reflect his growing international stature. (more news imminent)
Squad numbers, Sevilla have been unable to confirm squad numbers due to complications and the fluid situation with transfers. Unfortunately they had to present a list to UEFA which included Gary Medel as number 8 a number now taken by Cristóforo. Alberto Moreno is not eligible to wear the 16 because he is still contracted to Sevilla Atletico though his new contract with Sevilla FC is presently under negotiation. Until Moreno is officially signed up he has to wear a number greater than 31. Cicinho,is presently without a squad number, Maduro loses his 12 to Iborra and Guarente will lose the 17 to Jairo. The fact that Trochowski continues to hold the 15 shirt signifies that Sevilla are confident of his return. If Sevilla buy another central defender, one of the 25-man squad will have to lose his number.
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