At the orders of Julen
Lopetegui in his third year at Sánchez Pizjuán, the Seville is preparing to start the preseason in a campaign with renewed illusions and with the aim that last year, when he dreamed of fighting side by side with the greats for the League until the end, does not remain in flower of a day.
With the first medical exams, with PCR and antigen tests included, for the youth squad that will be part of the squad in this first phase of the preseason, the work in the José Ramón Cisneros sports city starts this Tuesday. The return of a second group is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, in which there will already be the players of the first team who do not have permission from the club to join later due to their participation in matches or concentrations of their national teams.
The preseason will be divided into two phases, one in which the white team will work in the Alicante town of Algorfa, where it was already last summer, and another second in the Portuguese Algarve, with the bulk of the squad already back. Bryan Gil and Diego Carlos, who will participate in the Tokyo Olympic Games representing Spain and Brazil, will in principle be the last to join, while others who have been present at the Eurocup or are still competing in the Copa América (Koundé, De Jong, Papu Gómez or Acuña), it will also take time to rejoin the group once they enjoy a few days of vacation. Other internationals who spent approximately one more week with their national teams after finishing the League (Ocampos after being left out of Scaloni’s list for the Copa América, Gudelj, Bono, En-Nesyri, Munir…) will also have a few more days.
Some will start with the future in the air
This Wednesday, together with the homegrown players and players who return after their loan such as Rony Lopes, Amadou or Idrissi, the newcomer Dmitrovic, the only signing at the moment, the third goalkeeper, Javi Díaz, and the field players Sergi Gómez, will start the work. Gnagnon, Jesús Navas, Rekik, Fernando, Suso, Óliver Torres, Óscar Rodríguez and Rakitic.
Some players have an uncertain future, such as those who return from their assignments (only Bryan Gil will have the position secured and Pozo will be evaluated during the summer), while the market will mark what happens with some players like Koundé, which may be the big sale of the summer, or De Jong, in whom PSV Eindhoven and some Turkish club have taken an interest.
At the moment, the only friendly match closed and officially announced by Sevilla is on August 7 at Villa Park against Aston Villa, a Premier League team.