Sevilla vice-captain Daniel Carrico set for China

Sevilla vice-captain Daniel Carrico is set to join Chinese Super League Wuhan Zall this month, according to a report in Marca.

It follows on from a report in ABC de Sevilla last month which claimed the Portuguese defender had received an offer from the Chinese Super League, whose transfer window closes in February.

The report adds that the central defender – who is out of contract this summer – has a preference for extending his deal with the Andalusian club but depending on the financial incentive he may move on, which now appears to be the likely outcome.

The Cascais-native started his career at Sporting CP – where he became captain before having spells with AEL Limassol and Reading, before joining Sevilla in 2013.

Indeed, Sporting CP are another club interested in signing the experienced defender alongside two clubs from Turkey, but the Far East now appears to be his destination.

Carrico has made 12 first-team appearances under Julen Lopetegui this season – 11 as a starter – and continues to be a key dressing room presence.

The 32-year-old is the longest-serving player in the club’s squad following the summer departure of Nico Pareja to Mexican club Atlas in the summer of 2018.

Experienced Spanish boss José González is at the helm of Wuhan with Leo Bapistao – formerly of Atletico de Madrid and Rayo Vallecano – their star attacking forward.

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