Former Sevilla defender, Daniel Carrico believes that it will be very hard for the La Liga club to keep hold of rumoured Tottenham target Diego Carlos on the back of his performances this season.
Carlos has been a rock at the back since arriving at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium from Nantes last summer.
The 27-year-old has looked composed as well as commanding and has been a crucial reason for the excellent defensive record that Julen Lopetegui’s side boast of this season (SportsMole).
Sevilla put in another impressive defensive display when his side beat Wolves 1-0 earlier this week and book a place in the semi-final of the Europa League.
Carlos gave away a penalty in the first-half with a mistimed tackle from behind on Adama Traore, Raul Jimenez failed to convert the spot-kick.
Apart from the early mistake, the Brazilian put in another composed display at the back nullifying Wolves’ threat on the counter-attack.
It has been claimed that Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the former Nantes defender and wants to bring him to North London (Telegraph), while Manchester City and Liverpool are also said to be interested in signing player who is yet to be capped at senior level by Brazil.
Carrico admitted that it is difficult to see the centre-back remain at Seville next season.
When asked about the speculation surrounding Carlos’ future, the Portuguese international told Marca: “Diego is having an incredible season and I think it will be very difficult to keep him in this market. He is a very complete centre-back.”
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It has previously been revealed that Carlos’ release clause stands at €70million (£63million). While there is no way Sevilla can expect that amount, they will still be looking to make at least around £40-£50million on the Brazilian. That likely puts him out of our price range unless there is a potential for a player exchange deal.
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