June 13, 2024

Sevilla have denied that Victor Orta will be making an immediate return to the club after leaving Leeds United.

Orta made a surprise exit from Leeds last week, leaving the club by mutual consent.

Andrea Radrizzani decided that Leeds needed to go in a different direction as boss Javi Gracia lost his job.

Orta’s record at Leeds was pretty mixed; whilst the deal to sign Raphinha was amazing, signing Jean-Kevin Augustin was a disaster.

Orta is now out of work but some have wondered whether he will end up back at Sevilla.

Monchi’s assistant Fernando Navarro is wanted by Barcelona as they revamp their recruitment setup this summer.

Orta previously worked under Monchi at Sevilla, so a return to Andalusia would seemingly make perfect sense,

However, Sevilla vice-president José María del Nido Carrasco has cooled talk of an Orta return.

Del Nido Carrasco has told ABC Sevilla that there has been no contact with Orta and Sevilla won’t make any decisions just yet.

“We are not considering any decisions for the future. When the season ends we will talk. No we have not contacted Víctor Orta,” said Del Nido Carrasco.

That isn’t a complete denial, and the door may still be open for Orta to head back to Sevilla this summer.

Victor Orta could take Leeds United target Ilias Akhomach

A move to Sevilla would be fascinating with regards to the future of Barcelona talent Ilias Akhomach.

Catalan newspaper SPORT claim that Akhomach had agreed a deal to join Leeds this summer.

However, the deal has collapsed because of Orta’s exit, meaning the Barcelona teenager is now going elsewhere.

That report also notes that Sevilla have made an approach for Akhomach, meaning Orta could get his man yet.

Akhomach, 19, is highly regarded in the Barcelona setup but is out of contract this summer.

A move to Leeds has fallen though and it looks like there is no way of resurrecting the move with Orta gone.

Seeing Orta and Akhomach link up at Sevilla would sting a little, but much will depend on Navarro’s potential Barcelona move.

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