Newcastle are reported interested in signing Sevilla defender Juan Cala, and the player has said today that his intention is to leave his Spanish club in the summer, when he becomes a free agent.
Juan Cala – 24 year-old is free agent this summer
Sevilla have been trying to get the 6’2″ center-back on a new contract over the last few months, but it looks as though that has finally failed, and this is what the 24 year-old had to say today:
“When I get to 30th June I will go somewhere else. I have not yet decided where.” “I have left the door open because it’s my home club, I would love to return to Sevilla because I’m from Lebrija, Seville.”
Cala said he had tried to negotiate a new deal with his current club, and that the negotiations were friendly, and that he may even want to come back to Sevilla in the future, but he now intends to leave the club in the summer.
Cala has said that he has been approached already by some clubs, which is legal this month for any player whose contract runs out in the summer, and Newcastle, Toulouse and Anderlecht are said to be the three clubs in the running for the defender.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is always keen to get a good deal, and if are really interested in signing this player, then Joe Kinnear should be trying to get him to sign a pre-contract deal, and then Newcastle can sign him formally in the summer, and his contract would begin on July 1st – the start of the financial year for football clubs.
Juan has been at Sevilla since 2000, when he was a 10 year-old, and he has played for the Spanish U19 side once, but he’s not a full Spanish International.
Cala has 19 appearances with one goal this season, and he has been out on loan at Cartagena and AEK Athens in past seasons, to get first team games.
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