Sevilla finalizes with the AS Monaco the transfer of the French international striker Wissam Ben Yedder, for whom the Spanish team will raise around 40 million euros and, once the sale is done, will make an offer to the Monegasque club for the Portuguese right-wing Marcos Paulo 'Rony 'Lopes.
Rony Lopes (I) of AS Monaco and Leo Dubois of Olympique de Lyon in action during the French Ligue 1 football match between AS Monaco and Olympique de Lyon in Monaco on August 9, 2019. EFE / EPA / SEBASTIEN NOGIER
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Sources of the Sevilla organization have confirmed to Efe that on Sunday night the transfer of Ben Yedder to Monaco was "almost closed", the french team is willing to pay the 40 million of its termination clause, after which it will be addressed, "in an independent operation", the possible signing of Rony Lopes.
Ben Yedder, who on Monday has not trained with his teammates because of negotiations of a five-season contract that will allow him to join a new club, is a battering ram that is now 29 years old and has been an international four times with France, world champion team with the He hopes to play the next European Championship, which led him to decline a few days ago an astronomical offer of Chinese football.
In his three seasons as Sevilla, the striker born in Sarcelles, in the Parisian suburbs, has scored 70 goals in 138 official matches, which has made him the tenth maximum gunner in Sevilla's history and his first director in the League of Champions, the tournament in which he has scored eight goals.
On the other hand, Rony Lopes is a 23-year-old right-handed extreme, of Brazilian but international origin with Portugal, who went through the Manchester City training categories before leaving for France, where he has played three campaigns in Lille and two in Monaco with a global balance of 126 official matches played and 29 goals scored.