What is the loyalty reward of Munir El Haddadi? A season spent wasting away on the sidelines, it seems.
As Sevilla hosted Red Bull Salzburg in a Champions League clash with four penalties, one red card and just two goals, the former Barcelona youngster could do nothing but watch his side lose two valuable points ahead frustrated fans.
This is the story of the season of El Haddadi.
After four games, the 25-year-old is yet to kick a ball in anger with a total of zero first-team minutes under his belt.
Moreover, he was kicked out of the squad entirely on match day for La Liga fixtures with Getafe and Elche.
So while Munir clearly felt that staying at Sevilla was the best option – an ambitious, well-built, talented squad look like real title challengers this quarter with Real Madrid and Barcelona in transition – this is not much fun to see your teammates aim for glory as you sit in the stands.
Will Munir regret refusing West Ham and Crystal Palace?
“Monchi (Seville’s sporting director) valued him at 10 million euros at the start of the market. But, in the last few days (of the window), he reportedly considered lending it with an option to buy, ”Munir’s agent said. ABD of Seville Last week.
“He received many offers and interest from many teams. In Holland, PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord were interested in him until the last minute. Ajax also considered him. It was a good option, but maybe his long period of inactivity took its toll.
“In England, Crystal Palace and West Ham showed a lot of interest until the last day of the market. Munir didn’t want to leave Sevilla or La Liga (but) in Spain, he didn’t like the offers he received.
We imagine that spending the 2021/22 season sitting on the bench or sitting at home won’t be to Munir’s “liking” either.
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