Sevilla want Barcelona’s Gerard Deulofeu on loan
Sevilla are patiently waiting for the future of Barceloan winger, Gerard Deulofeu to be sorted as they are keen to take the 20-year-old on a season-long loan, should Luis Enrique decide that he doesn’t count on the Spanish U-21 star this season.
According to Spanish radio station, Cadena COPE, Sevilla are closely monitoring Deulofeu’s situation and are prepared to spring into action should the winger be put on the trading block.
A report by Barcelona-based sports daily, Mundo Deportivo stated that Luis Enrique met with Deulofeu to explain why Munir El Haddadi has received more minutes that him during the pre-season campaign and highlights aspects of his game he’d like to see improvement in, while also commenting publicly that the player needs to practice like he wants it.
The report goes on to suggest that the possibility of sending the player out on loan is a very real possibility, but neither the player’s agent or the club were willing to comment.
Another seemingly trivial aspect that may shed light on Deulofeu’s future is that he has yet to be assigned a number, with reports suggesting that he is waiting until the club sells Alex Song in order for the forward to inherit the Cameroonian’s number 17 shirt.
On Thursday evening, Barcelona confirmed that Gerard Deulofeu will join Sevilla on loan for the 2014-15 season.