Man City transfers: Unai Emery expects Álvaro Negredo departure
Man City transfers: Sevilla manager Unai Emery expects Álvaro Negredo to leave the club in the coming weeks
Unai Emery has admitted it would be best for both Sevilla and Alvaro Negredo if the Spanish striker left the club this summer.
The 27-year-old striker has been heavily linked with Premier League duo Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur in recent months.
Emery signed Carlos Bacca and Raul Rusescu last week, and the Sevilla manager expects the Spain international to seal a move away in the coming weeks.
“The most likely situation is that he will leave,” Emery told a news conference.
“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.”
He added: “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.
“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).”