Sevilla sack player for lack of professionalism

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Spanish club Sevilla have sacked defender Joris Gnagnon after long-term concerns over the player’s professionalism and physical condition.

The club paid €13.5 million to sign the highly-rated centre-back from Rennes in 2018 but he made just seven LaLiga appearances in three years.

Gnagnon, who is a former France under-21 international, had a contract with Sevilla until June 2023 but was not registered in their squad for the 2021/22 LaLiga season resulting in his deal being terminated.

The club was reportedly unhappy with Gnagnon’s weight. On more than one occasion he had weighed in at over 100kg (220.5lb) in training, significantly above his target weight.

Sevilla had also been worried about the defender’s off-the-pitch lifestyle and attitude, and the player had clashed with coach Julen Lopetegui.

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By FARPost Reporter