Sevilla move for Celta’s Sergi Gomez

Sevilla have agreed a €5m deal with Celta Vigo for the transfer of central defender Sergi Gomez, say reports in Spain.

Diario de Sevilla say the deal has been ‘practically closed’ since Sunday while El Desmarque say the 26-year-old was identified as Clement Lenglet’s replacement following an ‘extensive search’.

Los Rojiblancos are said to have offered the former Barcelona youth player a four-year contract and he is expected to challenge for first-team positions along with Simon Kjaer and Gabriel Mercado.

The former Spain Under-21 international left Barca for Celta in 2014 and has gone on to make 134 appearances for the Galicians.

However, with only one year left on his Celestes contract, he looks set to become Sevilla’s fourth summer signing after Roque Mesa, Tomas Vaclik and Ibrahim Amadou.

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