Steven N’Zonzi confirms his future lies away from Sevilla but feels the situation would be different if Monchi hadn’t left for Roma.
N’Zonzi was spotted in London on Tuesday, fuelling rumours of a move back to England for the former Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City man, with Arsenal and Everton among the parties said to be interested.
“My future is somewhere else. We just have to wait until December and everything will be over,” he told France Football, Marca reports.
“I hope Sevilla qualify in the Champions League and have good luck in the future, but I will not be part of that adventure. What hurts is the way everything is going to end. It hurts, of course, but for now the team is functioning. There’s only a short time left, just December to pass, and it’s better that my time at Sevilla stops then.”
N’Zonzi is reported to have fallen out with Eduardo Berizzo and pointed to the exit of Monchi, and the way the departure of Vitolo was handled, as underlying causes for his unhappiness, but it was stressed that he was in London to visit his son, not arrange his next club.
“The management has done a good job to make a very competitive team but Monchi leaving this summer has changed some things, especially with me. The story with the Coach, with Monchi, would have been solved in two days,” N’Zonzi lamented.
“I don’t think the club management tried to explain things to me this summer, but I had several offers. Vitolo, he left the club without being remembered, and it’s as if they closed the door behind him so no-one could get away.”