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Pascal Dupraz: “Wissam Ben Yedder is better than Gameiro.”

New Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder is an upgrade on his fellow countryman Kevin Gameiro, according to Toulouse manager Pascal Dupraz.

Dupraz also confirmed interest from Arsenal – “a great club, but not the right choice for him” – but Sevilla and La Liga would be the ‘perfect platform’ for him to excel.

“Sevilla have not found a replacement for Gameiro, they have found a better striker,” said Dupraz, speaking to Estadio Deportivo.

“Gameiro is a fantastic player, but Wissam is one of the best I have ever seen.”

Dupraz raved that Ben Yedder was the best striker in Ligue 1 after the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and lamented having to sell him so cheaply as he entered the last year of his contract.

“Wissam is a magician with the ball. Yes, he is tangibly a great finisher, but what separates him from Gameiro and the rest is he mobile and adaptable, able to play in a variety of positions and produce excellent performances,” explained the 53-year-old.

C.M.

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