Following the sacking of  Vincenzo Montella in April, Joaquín Caparros was appointed as Sevilla manager for the remaining fixtures of last season.

Pablo Machin has been appointed as his successor and Caparros was made the director of football of the Andalusian club.

Caparros completed his Masters in Sports Journalism from the University of Seville this week. After the graduation ceremony, Sevilla’s director of football was asked a few questions by the journalists. One of them was regarding Roque Mesa.

The Canary Island-born midfielder joined Sevilla on loan from Swansea City in the January transfer window. As a part of the deal, the La Liga outfit had an option to sign the player on a permanent deal.

Diario de Sevilla reported on 20th June “only some details” are remaining for Mesa’s move to Sevilla to made official.

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The initial fee agreed between the two clubs was €7m, but since Swansea have been relegated from the Premier League, the Spanish outfit wants to lower the fee.

Caparros claims the deal is now “very close” after admitting that “everything is more or less arranged”.

“Everything is more or less arranged, [the deal is] very close. We have talked to him and the other party is missing in this type of operation, that is, his club,” Caparros explained (via El Correo).