On Monday, we covered a claim from Spain that Vicente Iborra could be heading back to Sevilla this summer, only a year after joining Leicester City.
When Iborra left his previous club, he made it clear it wasn’t a goodbye, but a see-you-later, and El Correo stated: ‘That return that Iborra spoke of could be close, although the operation is not easy.’
Sevilla had been working to know Iborra’s current situation, and the possibilities of a move, and whilst hurdles were accepted, such as wages and price, it was thought the close connection between player and club would help.
Claude Puel’s plans were also seen as key, with El Correo believing Leicester are overstocked in midfield.
Estadio Deportivo then picked it up, and contacted someone close to the player, who was left ‘surprised’ and explained Iborra hasn’t mentioned anything to them about a possible return… yet.
There’s an insinuation it could change, in the way the story is presented.
The Seville newspaper believe their local club would have to be ‘firm’ in any negotiation, because Leicester are unlikely to let the player go for less than they paid.
Another Spanish newspaper, Sport, report in their Tuesday edition that Sevilla ‘goes for’ Iborra, and he’s a name on the club’s wanted list.