Lucas Ocampos has once again become an important part of Sevilla’s side after a disastrous spell with Dutch giants Ajax. What was first going to be a €20m move to replace Anthony (who moved to Manchester United), turned out to be a loan deal that turned into a nightmare for the winger. But with some big performances at Sevilla, he has since returned to the Argentina national team.
Fulham are one of the sides interested in signing Ocampos, and are willing to start the bidding at €15m. The latest team to join the race for the player from Quilmes is Julen Lopetegui’s Wolves, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Guardian also report that Lopetegui wants to have him in his squad as he is a player he previously managed to get a huge return from. Adama Traoré is set to leave Wolves and Ocampos will ensure the former Sevilla head coach has options on the right wing.
Relations between the two are good, despite the fact that his departure last summer was blamed on a disagreement that the player himself has denied. What’s more, Ocampos has no hesitation in stating that Lopetegui is the coach with whom he has felt most at ease.
However, the winger is happy in Seville, as is his family, and he does not want to move unless a serious offer arrives, which for the moment has not arrived. He has a contract until 2025 with an exit clause of €80m.
Kieran Quaile | GSFN