Joaquin Caparros was appointed as Sevilla’s interim manager in April after they parted ways with Vincenzo Montella. Then at the end of the 2017/18 season, former Girona boss Pablo Machin was appointed as the club’s new coach.
At the same time, Caparros was moved to be the club’s new director of sport for the 2018/19 campaign. The 62-year-old now has to deal with the incomings and outgoings in the summer transfer window.
One of them will be related to Roque Mesa. The Spanish midfielder joined Sevilla on loan from Swansea City in the January transfer window, just six months after joining the Welsh club on a four-year deal.
Mundo Deportivo earlier reported the La Liga outfit want to exercise the option of signing the Canary Island-born midfielder. Sevilla have an option of signing Mesa on a permanent transfer for a fee of €8 million, which could rise up to €10 million.
Caparros has revealed Mesa wants to continue at Sevilla and it is now between the Spanish club and Swansea to negotiate a deal for the 28-year-old.
“Roque Mesa wants to stay, he is a very important part [of the club], he is very comfortable in Sevilla, with the club, with the fans, how he has been treated. Now there is another part, the club he belongs to [Swansea], we will have to negotiate and see how far we can go,” Caparros told Radio Seville.
There had been earlier claims Sevilla would pay the clause without question or negotiation, which we stated sounded too good to be true.