It’s best to take this one with a pinch of salt (especially when Lejeune is currently out recovering from ACL surgery), however Sevilla’s interest in BOTH has been reported in the past – not forgetting the fact we’ll find it tougher to keep our star players should Rafa Benitez walk.
The local Seville sports newspaper claims that Monchi’s trip to Tyneside is ‘primarily’ to pursue a deal for Lejeune – a player the La Liga side have tried to sign over the past TWO summer transfer windows according to this report.
Talks with Ayoze Perez are also ‘on the agenda’ according to Estadio Deportivo, but they claim our alleged asking price of €30m (£27m) may make things difficult for the Spaniards.
Sevilla’s sporting director has a track record of picking up players at very reasonable prices, however he would do VERY well to get both Perez and Lejeune on the cheap – even if the latter is 28.
Mike Ashley might be a willing seller when it comes to letting our assets leave, but he doesn’t often let them go on the cheap – not that this means much given his reluctance to reinvest.