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Friday April 19 2013
Sevilla open to Medel sale

Sevilla are reportedly happy to sell Gary Medel this summer, in light of his continued lack of discipline on the pitch.

The Chilean, nicknamed Pitbull for his aggression, received a fourth red card of the season last Friday in Sevilla’s eventual draw with city rivals Real Betis.

Medel, who in just over two years is already in the top 10 list of active players to have been sent off the most in La Liga, with seven to his name, has missed 16 League games of his Sevilla career already through suspension.

Mundo Deportivo report that this is a key reason behind Sevilla’s believed willingness to listen to offers for the 25-year-old come the summer.

The club are speculated as likely to sell any number of their first-team squad come June, in an attempt to alleviate pressure from a €50m debt.

It is reported that Los Nervionenses, are willing to listen to bids upwards of €12m. Their President has just publicly supported Medel but spoken of interest from three countries in him.

Unlike with others at the team, Sevilla hold 100 per cent of Medel’s registration and that sort of fee would double the overall amount they paid Boca Juniors for the midfielder in 2011.

Napoli are listed by Mundo Deportivo as a potentially interested party once more. The Italians were linked with the player last summer too.

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