Sevilla are reportedly keen on signing Abde Ezzalzouli from La Liga rivals Barcelona on loan in the January transfer window.
According to a report by Catalan outlet El Nacional, Abde Ezzalzouli is the subject of interest from Sevilla over a possible loan move in the January transfer window. The Andalusian giants are keen on signing the 20-year-old attacking sensation from La Liga rivals Barcelona, who could sanction his departure this month.
Abde Ezzalzouli, better known as Ez Abde, struggled to find stability in his youth playing days as he represented six clubs before graduating from the Hercules academy in 2019. After two years within the Valencian club’s first-team squad, the Moroccan winger joined Barcelona last summer and has not looked back since then.
Barcelona initially assigned Ez Abde to the B team before fast-tracking him to the first-team setup in October 2021 amid an injury crisis. Thus far this season, the 20-year-old has made ten appearances for Barcelona, chipping in with one goal in the process. The youngster’s progress has not gone unnoticed, with Sevilla setting sights on him.
The Andalusian giants have been forced into the transfer market for a wide-attacker this month due to the long-term injuries sustained by Suso and Erik Lamela. With the duo only likely to return at the back end of the ongoing season, Sevilla will need to sign a winger to further their La Liga title ambitions.
As a result, Sevilla must bring in a wide-attacking reinforcement in the ongoing transfer window, with several wingers already linked with them. Dejan Kulusevski has recently been linked with Los Nervionenses, while former academy ace Bryan Gil is also on the La Liga club’s radar.
Ez Abde has now emerged as a viable target for Sevilla, with Monchi and Julen Lopetegui keen on signing the Barcelona attacking sensation. A loan move is the preferred mode of transfer for Sevilla this month, and they could submit an enquiry to Barcelona over such a transfer in the coming day, as per the report.
The 20-year-old might be better served by joining Sevilla instead of staying put at Barcelona, as Ferran Torres’s arrival, coupled with Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele and Memphis Depay’s presence in the squad, means starting opportunities will not be forthcoming at Barcelona. But the Catalan giants’ stance over a loan transfer is unclear, and it will be interesting to see if Abde joins Sevilla this month.