The sports director of the Seville, Monchi, summoned Joris Gnagnon a week ago to convince Julen Lopetegui from who has a place in the squad after the year of loan that has passed in the Rennes. The former goalkeeper publicly challenged the defender to “convince” the coach in the presentation of Oscar Rodriguez, but later neither the player entered the list of 28 footballers that the European Super Cup In Alicante, he does not have a number assigned to the League.
So, Monchi has reassessed the status of Gnagnon, a player who has come home from vacation clearly overweight and out of shape after spending almost six months without training after finishing the French league prematurely during lockdown. In the words of the sports director, the French defender of Ivorian origin is still far from his ideal weight and for that reason right now he is far from remaining in the squad, although he clarifies that the club is still evaluating his future.
“Of Gnagnon I said it depended on him and we are assessing whether his degree of involvement and professionalism is adequate so that he can perform all year under the orders of the coach. We continue to value it, ”commented the one from San Fernando.
The footballer, a bet of Joaquin Caparrós which cost about 15 million euros, has dragged on this problem of lack of form practically since its arrival. In his first season he had to undergo a special plan to try to reach his ideal weight, something that he is now also trying to do with the help of the club’s specialists. Meanwhile, Monchi and Lopetegui have made it clear to him that Sevilla, not even high-level football, is not waiting for anyone.