Sevilla president Jose Castro has said he thought sporting director Monchi had gone "mad" when he told him of his plans to sign Samir Nasri on loan from Manchester City this summer.
Castro was not concerned by Nasri's lack of playing time in England but rather the player's high wages, which are reported to be in excess of £100,000 a week.
Sevilla did eventually reach an agreement to sign the 29-year-old former France midfielder on a season-long loan, but Castro told Cadena Cope: "When Monchi...
Sevilla defender Sergio Escudero believes Sunday's 1-0 home win over title contenders Atletico Madrid shows the team are becoming stronger.
A Steven N'Zonzi goal ended Atletico's 11-game unbeaten run and stretched Sevilla's winning streak to five games in all competitions.
The result lifted them to second place in La Liga, one point adrift of league leaders Real Madrid, after nine games.
And Escudero told his club's official website: "We are extremely happy. To beat a team like Atletico Madrid,...
Five things we learned after another extra dramatic round of La Liga action -- with four different competition leaders on Sunday, and Real Madrid finishing the weekend top.
1. Accidental leaders
Real Madrid kicked off last of La Liga's games Sunday -- knowing that three points at home to Athletic Bilbao would see Zinedine Zidane's team jump from fifth to first place in the standings.
Karim Benzema capitalised on a slip by Athletic's third-choice left-back Enric Saborit to open the scoring early....