Jorge Sampaoli and Monchi have left Sevilla, but that hasn’t stopped the club’s aspirations of continuing their climb to La Liga dominance. The Andalucians could lose some vital players this summer, namely winger Vitolo, and they will need to re-strengthen the squad ahead of their Champions League run. They already have their sights set on a few players and one of them is currently a San Mames legend.
According to a report from Radio Marca Bilbao, Sevilla have shown interest in signing Athletic Club captain Iker Muniain if Vitolo leaves the club this summer.
Signing Iker Muniain would be a nearly impossible task for Sevilla. The winger has a €45 million release clause that would have to be paid which is a steep price for the Andalucians. Additionally, they would also have to convince the 24-year-old to leave his boyhood club which seems highly unlikely. Muniain has always been outspoken about his love for Athletic and his desire for every player at the club to be solely loyal to the Basque giants.
Muniain suffered a terrible torn ACL a while back and had to work his way back to playing at the highest level. Last season saw the Lezama product return to his very best, scoring seven goals and providing five assists. The Pamplona-born star really turned a corner to become a leader for the Lions and towards the end of the season he was one of the most influential players on the pitch. Muniain’s loyalty and devotion to Athletic is without question and those close to the situation do not see Sevilla’s interest turning into anything serious.