When it comes to the transfer market, Sevilla are simply one of the best in the business.
Spanish source claim that Sevilla have opened talks for Bryan Cristante.
Roma spent 22 million euros to sign the Italy international from Atalanta in the summer of 2019. The 26-year-old has two years left on his current contract which expires in 2024.
Cristante has scored three goals and assisted one more across all competitions this season.
The 26-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Italy. As a member of Italy national football team, Cristante won 22 caps and he scored one goal.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Sevilla.
Monchi wants to sign a new midfielder and Cristante is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a firm fan of Roma midfielder and Sevilla could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
The former Atalanta man will offer the Sevilla boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “Sevilla are making a move for Roma midfielder Bryan Cristante. TMW says Sevilla chief Monchi has open talks with Cristante’s agent, Beppe Riso, about a move to Spain this summer. Riso also takes care of Sevilla winger Papu Gomez. The Giallorossi are prepared to sell the Italy international and rate him at €20m. Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui is a fan of Cristante and sees him enhancing his current midfield. The sale of Jules Kounde or Diego Carlos by Sevilla is likely to fund the deal.”
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Sevilla might have to pay over the odds to sign the midfielder.
The Italian giants would be wise to keep the Italy international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Good signing for Sevilla?
Undoubtedly, he would be a fantastic recruit for Sevilla.
A midfielder of Cristante’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Sevilla squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Lopetegui’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his midfield department.
Sevilla fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
How strong that interest is and whether Sevilla will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.