They link Sevilla with the valued midfielder Seko Fofana, from Lens
In full countdown to the closing of the summer transfer market, the news that links players with Sevilla is accelerating. And from France, that of a player that Monchi has on his agenda jumps out and whose characteristics fit into a demarcation that the team needs to reinforce, that of midfielder. This is the Ivorian Seko Fofana, 27 years old and currently at Lens, a club from which Seydou Keita and Geoffrey Kondogbia came to Sevilla in their day.
Seko Fofana is not an unknown player in the market, far from it. At 27 years old, he has already proven his quality and this summer he has been linked to top-level clubs such as Paris Saint-Germain or Arsenal, although Lens had valued his footballer at over 40 million and no interest has materialized. That the closing of the market is approaching means that the French club’s claims have dropped by around 30 million, and that is where Sevilla can enter the scene. The player is currently represented by the Sport Cover agency, the same one that manages Wissam Ben Yedder.
According to the French media Homme du Match, the Nervión club would have offered around 28 million euros for the transfer of this midfielder with great physical display, who would arrive to complete that very important job that veteran Fernando Reges usually performs. Fofana has started Ligue 1 at a tremendous level, to the point that he has already scored two goals and has given two assists.
Seko Fofana took his first steps at Lorient and then went to the lower categories of Manchester City, where he was the victim of an episode of racism in a preseason game that forced the suspension of it. The English club loaned him to Fulham and Bastia, and in 2016 he sold him to the Italian Udinese for 3.5 million. In the summer of 2020, Lens signed him for 8.5 million. There he already wears a captain’s armband, has played 77 games, scored 14 goals and given eight assists.
Logically, to undertake an operation of the magnitude of Sako Fofana’s, Sevilla, which is also managing the hiring of a scoring striker, needs to release a player and the recurring list of the Munir, Gudelj or Óliver Torres joins Lucas Ocampos . Eldesmarque publishes that several Dutch media agree on Ajax’s interest in the Argentine winger.
The award-winning club from Amsterdam has just received no less than 90 million (it could be 100 with the variables) for the transfer of Brazilian winger Antony to Manchester United. And that’s where that supposed interest in Ocampos comes in, whose departure would release a good pinch of Sevilla’s wage bill and help undertake those last operations that Monchi manages in a rushed countdown. Seko Fofana among them? If this is the case and Sevilla make a great economic effort for the midfielder, the new striker would have to arrive on loan.