Sevilla He has a 15 million euro release clause
Even before the injury suffered by Tomas Vaclik on Monday night against Eibar, Sevilla had decided that they needed to sign a goalkeeper this summer.
The man who will be their top target is Granada‘s Rui Silva, who is enjoying an excellent season.
MARCA has learnt that Sevilla are interested in the Portuguese shot-stopper whose contract expires in 2021, but he is hesitating on signing a new deal with an offer already on the table.
Sevilla want to get ahead of their rivals and seal a deal as soon as possible to compete with Vaclik for the No.1 spot, where the current first choice has performed well for two seasons.
The current economic situation means there won’t be big transfers this summer, but Sevilla believe they could negotiate a lower fee than his 15 million euro release clause with just one season left on his contract.
The clubs enjoy a good relationship and loanee Carlos Fernandez could be involved in some form in a swap deal, with Silva believed to be keen on the switch.
Granada‘s goalkeeper has been key to their fight for European football in their first season back in the top flight.
Silva has conceded just 37 goals in 31 games for Diego Martinez‘s side in LaLiga Santander and at 26 years old, he has a bright future ahead of him.