Tuesday December 5 2017
Schalke's Coke set for Levante

Former Sevilla captain Coke is set to sign for Levante in January after after being frozen out at Schalke, according to reports in Spain.

The 30-year-old joined the Bundesliga side in the summer of 2016 in a €5m deal but suffer a cruciate ligament injury the following week, ruling him out until April.

Despite a run in the side towards the end of last season, he has featured only once in the league this season – as a substitute- as the club’s 3-5-2 formation does not accommodate him.

A report in Onda Cero now confirms the Valencia-based club are closing in on an agreement for the full-back in January.

It had been reported earlier this year by Estadio Deportivo that Levante would go head-to-head with Alaves for the signing.

The 30-year-old won three Europa League titles in a five-year stint with Sevilla having previously spent six seasons with Rayo Vallecano.

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