La Liga side Sevilla are one step away from signing midfielder Lucien Agoume on loan from Inter Milan.
This according to Spanish newspaper ABC de Sevilla, via FCInterNews. The newspaper reports that the loan deal will also contain a purchase option worth €10 million.
Agoume is currently part of Inter’s squad.
This is something of a surprise considering the the Frenchman has little place in the Nerazzurri’s project. He has barely featured for Inter this season.
During the summer transfer window, it had long looked as though Agoume would leave Inter, whether on loan or on a permanent basis.
But despite links to a number of different clubs, there was no transfer before deadline day.
Therefore, Agoume has stayed at Inter.
But it has then looked likely that the France Under-21 international would leave in January.
The Frenchman has only made a few brief substitute appearances this season.
Sevilla Want Inter Midfielder Lucien Agoume On Loan
There are a few different clubs across several European leagues who have expressed an interest in Agoume’s signature.
But according to ABC de Sevilla, it is Sevilla who have emerged as the top candidates to sign the 21-year-old.
The La Liga side and reigning Europa League champions are keen to make reinforcements in midfield for the second half of the season.
Brazilian international and former Manchester City and Porto veteran Fernando has terminated his contracted with the La Liga club by mutual consent.
And Agoume is a player they see as having the right profile to take the 36-year-old’s place.
Therefore, Agoume could have his first experience in Spanish football very soon.
The young midfielder has already had a few loan spells since joining Inter.
ABC de Sevilla report that Agoume will join Sevilla on loan in January. And then that deal will contain a clause allowing the Spaniards to sign him on a permanent basis for €10 million.
Agoume has played one season in Serie A, on loan with Spezia during the 2020-21 season.
Then during the two seasons prior to this one, the Frenchman played on loan with clubs in his homeland.
Agoume spent the 2021-22 season on loan with Brest.
Then last time around, the Inter-owned midfielder was back in Ligue 1 for another campaign on loan with Troyes.