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Sevilla's Diego Carlos responds to Barcelona claims

Sevilla's Diego Carlos responds to Barcelona claims

Sevilla defender Diego Carlos has addressed recent rumours linking him with a move to Spanish champions Barcelona.

The Brazilian stated that he is set on finishing the season with Sevilla in the best possible manner, and that he will leave the decision on his future "for later".

Adding to this, Diego Carlos said that "I am focused exclusively on playing and finishing the season with Sevilla as good as possible", even if there is the possibility that this La Liga season could be voided.

The 27-year-old's contract ends in 2024, yet reports say that he has a £65 million release clause attached to it, that Barcelona have been inclined to trigger.

Barcelona currently only have three senior centre-backs, and one of them, Samuel Umtiti, has struggled with injuries throughout his time at the club. It is just a question of who will partner Clement Lenglet in the future, with Gerard Pique reaching the end of his career.

If the league is voided, then Sevilla would miss out on a Champions League spot, with them sitting in third.

Speaking on whether Sevilla should be entered into the Champions League next season, Carlos said "If the Federation says so, it is only fair because we were third, with more points. The table has been like that for a while and, if La Liga ends now, we must keep that reward."


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