Steven N’Zonzi is still having a very impressive season in Spain. The former Stoke City player is one of Sevilla’s most important components in their fight for the title this year, something that comes as a surprise even for those who follow him closely.
Local newspaper Estadio Deportivo have published an article about the midfielder to celebrate his form, and they take stats to compare him to other league players. By only considering the passes per game, they found out N’Zonzi is first in the league, leaving all of Barcelona and Real Madrid players behind.
It’s no secret that many English clubs have been interested in bringing him back to the Premier League, and this time, Arsenal are mentioned in that list.
Estadio Deportivo claims that Arsenal, Juventus, Chelsea and Manchester City are all keen on the player, and his father Fidele is being hard on the negotiations with the Spanish side to renew his contract.
The player currently has a €30m release clause, although Estadio Deportivo claims his ‘real price’ should be something between €40m and €50m. That’s why Sevilla are in a hurry for an extension.
It’s perhaps surprising that Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, or any other club interested, haven’t had a go at matching the clause and trying to convince the player.