Monday saw Roque Mesa have his Sevilla medical, photographed leaving the facilities where he’d undergone tests.
Mesa arrived in Sevilla at the weekend after Las Palmas had tried to wreck the deal at the last minute. Las Palmas felt they had a first option clause with Swansea, but Mesa wanted Sevilla so that was that.
Indeed, Spanish reports explain Mesa has wanted to join Sevilla since 2016 but they couldn’t agree a deal with Las Palmas. Unwilling to go above €8m, Sevilla saw Mesa move to Swansea City for €12.5m.
Now they’re getting the player on loan until the end of the season, and Marca say there’s a €10m buying option.
That option is completely on Sevilla’s side, the only commitment is Swansea can’t get more than €10m, and the Spanish club will try every trick in the book to get the amount down, it’s what their track record makes clear.
There’s no word as yet on a loan fee, which suggests there may not be one, and nothing on whether Swansea City are continuing to pay a percentage of the midfielder’s wages.