Sevilla confirm Reyes exit

Sevilla have confirmed the release of captain Jose Antonio Reyes, one of the club’s ‘emblems of the century,’ as his contract expires.

The Europa League winners’ official site adds a public farewell will be paid to the forward who, across two spells, has made more than 250 appearances for Los Rojiblancos, debuting in 2001 before being sold to Arsenal in 2004.

Reyes returned in January 2012 after a short stop at Real Madrid, a longer stay at Atletico Madrid and a loan at Benfica, and has gone on to win the Europa League in each of the last three seasons at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

The 32-year-old also won the Segunda with Sevilla in 2000-01 and was a Copa del Rey runner-up in 2015-16 and twice a European Super Cup runner-up, in 2014 and 2015.

He won the Premier League and FA Cup with Arsenal, La Liga with Real Madrid and twice the Europa League with Atletico, as well as the Portuguese title with Benfica.

Sevilla describe Reyes as a ‘true icon and symbol of Nervion’ and President Jose Castro will lead the public goodbye later in the week.

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