Sevilla in advanced talks to bring Marko Rog
Sevilla have reportedly made contact with Napoli over a deal to sign Croatia international.
The reports in Italy suggested that Sevilla are in advanced talks to bring Napoli midfielder Marko Rog.
The Croatia international was signed by Napoli in July 2017 from Dinamo Zagreb for a fee of 13 million euros. The 23-year-old has a contract until 2021 with the club.
Rog has played 67 times for Napoli since signing from Dinamo Zagreb, scoring 2 goals and creating 2 assists in that time.
As a member of Croatia national football team, Rog won 16 caps.
Pablo Machín is looking to shore up his midfield options and Napoli’s Marko Rog happens to be a target. He is a long term admirer of Marko Rog and believes he can get the most out of the Croatia international.
Marko Rog has the talent to play many roles in midfield.
According to Calciomercato, “Marko Rog at the centre of Napoli’s transfer market. The Croatian midfielder has attracted the interest of Sevilla and Schalke 04, having had little space at the Partenopei so far this season. According to was has been learned by Calciomercato.com, Sevilla have raised the pressure as they want to close the deal for Rog. Contacts have not only intensified with the player’s agent, but also with Napoli. It looks like the formula of the deal will be a loan with an option to buy. However, the Spanish side is looking for a discount on the buy-out option. The request of Napoli exceeds €20m, while Sevilla are willing to offer a few million less. Despite this gap, the deal is very likely to go through, as Sevilla have taken the lead in the race ahead of Schalke, who seemed destined to sign the player just a few weeks ago.”
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Napoli are preparing to sell their midfielder should they receive a right offer for him.
Stylistically, Rog would be a great fit in Sevilla.
Whether he will join Sevilla or not remains to be seen.