Loïc Badé to sign for Sevilla on permanent deal

From failing to make a single appearance for Nottingham Forest back in autumn to lifting the Europa League trophy with Sevilla last night, French defender Loïc Badé’s season could not have hoped for a better upturn in fortunes in the second half of the campaign.

Now, L’Équipe indicate tonight that the centre-back is set to make his move from Rennes to Andalusia permanent, in a deal that would see the 23-year-old put pen to paper on a contract last until 2027.

The French youth international, who has made 26 appearances for Sevilla so far, had jokingly asked sporting director Monchi whether he would buy him in the midst of the Europa League celebrations – which the club’s Sporting Director appeared to confirm. With the team now qualified for the Champions League and having staved off relegation under José Luis Mendilibar, they will now trigger the €12m permanent option included in his loan deal from the Breton side. Badé leaves Rennes having played a solitary season after arriving from Lens in 2021.

GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin

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