‘Carrico arriving, Campana out’

Sevilla President Jose Maria del Nido has explained that the club are on the verge of signing Daniel Carrico and selling Jose Campana.

Portuguese centre-back Carrico has been reported in recent days as the subject of an initial loan agreement between the Andalucians and Reading.

Despite only signing him in January, the English side are set to send the 24-year-old out to Sevilla on what is believed to be an initial 12-month loan deal, with Los Nervionenses then having a purchase option of €1.8m to make the switch permanent.

In confirming that ‘Carrico is travelling’ to Seville to complete formalities, club President Del Nido also spoke of the impending exit of Spain Under-20 international Jose Campana.

Crystal Palace are believed to have agreed a €2m fee to sign the midfielder.

“We made an offer and he did not accept it. He wanted out,” Del Nido commented in relation to Campana, who the club did have high hopes for.

“We accept that his agent has put him on the market and has reached an agreement with Crystal Palace for about €2m, plus clauses and a sell-on fee for the future.

“The logic is that today and tomorrow he will take the trip out to the UK to pass the medical tests. When I am President, I try to be objective.

“When a youth player is offered a renewal and does not accept it, an offer comes in from English football, being the best for all three parties, yes, we will accept it.

“Attributing responsibility to the club or the Coaches would be very simple. Campana was going to be a star and unfortunately he has not succeeded here. We have done everything possible for him to make it.

“I have told Coaches that they can select a line-up of 10 players, that he had to play…I have intervened to play Campana, what more could we have done?

“These are the circumstances of fate and football. It is true that we had not planned for his exit, but within a few hours will arrive a player in his position and I think that we are covered there because everything also indicates that [Tiberio] Guarente is staying.”

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