Sevilla CANCEL their pre-season friendly with Aston Villa tomorrow for ‘reasons relating to Covid’… as the Premier League outfit confirm talks are taking place over finding replacement opposition
- An outbreak in Sevilla’s squad has caused the trip to England to be cancelled
- The club will now play no more friendlies until their season starts on August 15
- Aston Villa open their Premier League campaign at Watford the day before
Sevilla have cancelled their trip to England to face Aston Villa on Saturday due to a Covid-19 outbreak in Julen Lopetegui’s squad.
The Spanish side made the announcement on their website on Friday and also said that they will not play any more friendlies before their opening LaLiga fixture against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, August 15 at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.
Villa have said that they are in discussions about sourcing new opponents and will update supporters ‘as soon as possible’.
A Covid-19 outbreak has forced Sevilla to cancel their trip to England to face Aston Villa
Julen Lopetegui’s men will not play another friendly before next Sunday’s LaLiga opener
Villa have assured supporters that they are seeking new opposition after Sevilla pulled out
Dean Smith’s men begin their Premier League campaign at Watford on August 14.
Sevilla’s most significant bit of transfer activity this summer has been the acquisition of Erik Lamela from Tottenham, with highly rated midfielder Brian Gil heading the other way.
Villa have been more busy, with club captain and talisman Jack Grealish going to Manchester City for a British-record fee of £100million, with fellow senior players Bjorn Engels, Ahmed Elmohamady, Tom Heaton and Neil Taylor all leaving.
Sevilla’s biggest signing this summer was Erik Lamela as he left Tottenham after eight seasons
Emiliano Buendia is one of three arrivals financed by the sale of club captain Jack Grealish
Grealish’s departure has helped finance the purchases of Emiliano Buendia, Leon Bailey and Danny Ings from Norwich, Bayer Leverkusen and Southampton, as well as the long-awaited return of former Manchester United Ashley Young following the end of his contract at Inter Milan.
Villa fans who bought a Grealish No 10 shirt between July 14 and August 5 have been offered the chance to exchange it.
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