Sevilla are ‘already considering’ activating the purchase option they have on Leicester City midfielder Boubakary Soumaré after his impressive early performances at the club.

That’s according to El Sevillista, who say the Spanish side are determined to sign the midfielder on a permanent basis and not lose him.

Soumaré joined Sevilla on a season long loan deal from Leicester in the summer, joining the list of players to leave the Foxes following their relegation last season.

That loan deal includes an option for the deal to be made permanent for €15m and Sevilla are now ‘determined’ to activate it.

According to the website, Soumaré’s ‘excellent performance’ against Arsenal in the Champions League this week was one of several this season and he’s more than proven to be a ‘valuable acquisition’ for the Spanish cub.

He’s ‘generated positive expectations’ and as a result Sevilla are already considered exercising the purchase option that they have on him.

His ‘skill and solidity’ in midfield have become ‘fundamental’ to the team and Sevila are now ‘determined’ to ensure he remains and doesn’t return to Leicester at the end of the season.

Whether that means they look to buy him early, in the January transfer window for example, or wait until next summer remains to be seen but it seems they’re keen on using that clause either way.