On Thursday we covered claims from Spain that Swansea City had agreed outline terms of a deal to loan Roque Mesa to Sevilla.
It was even claimed the midfielder hoped to travel for a medical with the Spanish club, and then that documents had been exchanged for a move to go through, but something has held everything up.
AS report there’s ‘unexpected setbacks’ because Las Palmas, Mesa’s former club, have come into the picture.
The Spanish explain Las Palmas have a preferential buying clause, as part of the deal agreed when Mesa moved to Swansea City in the summer.
With the deal almost closed with Sevilla, it won’t be easy for Las Palmas to hijack things, explain AS, but if the player’s preference is suddenly the Canary Islands then that would help.
As far as the Spanish media are concerned, this doesn’t mean Mesa’s Swansea exit is in danger of collapsing, there’s just a last minute chance it could be to another club.