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Sevilla confirm sale of Alberto Moreno to Liverpool is dead

by Tom Conn | Posted on Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Sevilla sporting director, Monchi has confirmed that negotiations over the sale of Spanish international left-back, Alberto Moreno to Liverpool are dead and that the player will remain with the club this coming season.

Moreno

In an interview with El Correo del Andalusia, Monchi clearly states that negotiations have broken down to the point where they cannot recover and is delighted to have Moreno back in the fold ahead of their Europa League title defence.

“The matter of Alberto is practically settled.  We couldn’t reach an agreement and I don’t think it can be revived.

“It was great offer, but the player is only 21 years old and it’s possible that the catharsis of being with the national team had a positive effect.  He has a lot of room to grow and the coach is very happy to have him.  I don’t think we’ll make a lot of moves, but if on 14th August a club comes along and says “Vitolo” and they give you a mountain of cash, well….I know you don’t like to hear it, but we are economic managers.

“My feeling is that the negotiations are paralyzed and I don’t see any hint that they will be restarted.  We put a price on our players which we believe to be appropriate.  Whoever wants to buy, can buy, and if you can’t…Also, with the sale of Rakitic, our needs were covered.  We don’t have the burden we had at other times.”

Monchi went on to add that he is confident that there will be very little movement this summer and could even pen the starting line-up for next season.

“If we open my notebook, I have written down a very rough roster, we see Coke, Diogo, Fazio, Nico, Botia, Daniel Carrico, Alberto and Fernando Navarro.  That’s my idea and all I can say is that today we have no offers, serious offers.  Nor do we spend all day waiting…Thank God we are financially well of and don’t have the need to sell.”

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