Corchia to join Benfica on loan

Sevilla full-back Sebastien Corchia will join Benfica on a season-long loan deal, say multiple reports across the Spanish press.

The 27-year-old only joined the Andalusians in summer from Lille but he featured in only 20 matches last season and now looks set for an early exit.

El Mundo Deportivo say the loan deal will cost the Lisbon-based giants an initial €700k while they will also cover the Frenchman’s wages for the course of the campaign.

The return of Aleix Vidal to Sevilla is thought to have effectively ended Corchia’s spell at the club, while Miguel Layun – now at Villarreal – had also covered the position in a loan spell.

Corchia did not travel to Lithuania, where Sevilla play Zalgiris this evening in the Europa League, indicating that a deal is imminent.

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