Spaniards move for Medel

Sevilla eye Boca Juniors midfielder

May 5, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Chile international Gary Medel could be on his way to the Spanish Primera Division after Sevilla registered an interest in the midfielder, according to reports in South America.

Gary Medel: On loan at Boca Juniors
GettyImagesGary Medel: On loan at Boca Juniors

Medel, currently on loan at Boca Juniors from Universidad Catolica, has impressed in Argentina following his temporary switch and Sevilla are willing to pay around £4 million to sign the 22-year-old.

Boca can renew Medel's loan for another 12 months for £300,000, but his parent club, Catolica, are more likely to accept the permanent transfer deal on offer from Sevilla.

Medel, a holding midfielder, arrived at Boca mid-way through last year and made his mark with two goals in the Argentine superclasico against arch-rivals River Plate.

According to the player's agent, an unnamed English club are also interested in signing Medel, who is expected to start for Chile at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.