Castro: Sevilla will replace Rakitic

Sevilla President Jose Castro has promised the club will replace Ivan Rakitic and confirmed Ever Banega is an option.

Rakitic left Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan for Barcelona this summer and no direct replacement has been brought in with only a few weeks to go before the resumption of La Liga.

Castro has spoken to Marca on the eve of the European Super Cup against Real Madrid and vowed a new midfielder will be added to the squad before the close of the transfer window.

“The Coach knows what’s necessary. I’m sure someone will join before the end of the market. No rush,” Castro said.

“There will be a creative player coming in midfield. Banega is an option but so are many others.”

Castro was also asked about potential exits, with Alberto Moreno said to be Liverpool-bound and continued speculation over the future of Carlos Bacca.

“I’m not aware of anything with Bacca. I don’t listen to the rumour and they’re not true, at least not that the club is aware,” he said regarding the Colombia striker.

“There have been negotiations [for Moreno], eight or 10 days ago, but there has been no agreement and nor is there today.

“If Liverpool’s offer is suitable he will leave. If not, he’ll stay and nothing will happen, absolutely nothing. We’ll be at ease.”

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