During the last summer transfer window, Vicente Iborra was repeatedly linked with a move to Sunderland.
It seemed to make zero sense, given the player’s status at Sevilla, and it surprised nobody when nothing came of the rumours.
Now Iborra is once again being linked with the Premier League, and Marca say an unnamed side from England’s top division has made a €12m+ offer for the player. The Spanish newspaper don’t name any possible clubs, but Seville regional newspaper Estadio Deportivo do.
West Ham, West Brom, and Watford are all interested in the player, report Estadio Deportivo. Two of those have already been discarded as ‘not economically interesting’, but Estadio Deportivo don’t say which two.
It would be assumed that West Ham are likely to offer higher wages than either West Brom or Watford.
Iborra looks positively upon a potential move, with Estadio Deportivo saying he’d be especially pleased with a contract going beyond 2020. Iborra, who extended his contract after the Sunderland links, will be 32 when his current contract expires.
Is it West Ham who have made the offer, or are they about to beaten by West Brom or Watford? More should be revealed soon, but it’s quite possible English interest is once again being used to strengthen Iborra’s standing at Sevilla.