Brighton and Hove Albion are showing ‘very serious’ interest in Sevilla defender Juanlu but aren’t willing to pay his €25m release clause.
That’s according to Estadio Deportivo, who say a deal may be there to be done as the Spanish side look for capital gains on players to balance the books.
Selling a young like Juanlu would allow them to do just that and Brighton are showing a serious interest in him according to Estadio’s information.
They state that while the Premier League side may have funds to spend, particularly after a summer that included several big sales, as well as the financial strength English sides tend to have, they are not yet ready to pay €25m for the player. This is despite reports saying they are.
Juanlu has been valued at €3m by websites such as Transfermarkt but Estadio’s information is that Sevilla value the defender, who has a contract until 2026, at around €15m.
They consider that a ‘feasible’ figure to achieve and would consider it ‘more than interesting’ were Brighton or anyone else to offer it for him as it would be pure profit.
Whether that’s a figure the Seagulls consider as fair remains to be seen but their interest is serious and something to keep an eye on in the coming weeks.