Feyenoord can breathe a sigh of relief. Diego Carlos will not leave Sevilla this winter, so that the Spanish club does not have to knock on the door of Marcos Senesi in Rotterdam. The Brazilian defender was in the spotlight of Newcastle United, which offered more than fifty million euros.
However, that was not enough for the number two of La Liga to let the star parent go, technical director Monchi tells English journalist Mark Douglas. “It was a respectful offer, I have to give Newcastle that. But we didn’t think it was enough at the moment. It was not the right time to sell him because it is difficult to find a suitable replacement. Maybe if they are in the If we come up with the same offer in the summer, we will agree.”
The defender would be interested in an English adventure himself, but the driver denies that Diego Carlos is disappointed now that a winter departure has been canceled. “I spoke to him this morning, he is happy. He will stay longer with a club that would like to keep him. He is not angry, he seems very happy,” concludes Monci, who had been targeting Senesi to possibly replace the mandekker. to replace. Now the Argentinian seems to be finishing the season in De Kuip, which will bring relief and joy to trainer Arne Slot and technical director Frank Arnesen.
Feyenoord has had the defender under contract since 2019. The Rotterdammers paid around seven million euros for his services, in the hope of selling him on for much more money. The club management would prefer not to do that in the winter, because then it is a lot more difficult to get a suitable replacement. However, a summer departure seems negotiable. In the past, Senesi was already linked to AS Roma and Napoli, but those clubs were not concrete.