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Matias Kranevitter closes in on Sevilla move

The 23-year-old will remain in La Liga but will move south to Sevilla

Club Atletico de Madrid v Rayo Vallecano - La Liga Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Matias Kranevitter is on the brink of moving to Sevilla on a season long loan deal to work under Jorge Sampaoli with the reigning Europa League champions.

And what’s not to like about the deal. He gets an almost guaranteed starters jersey now that Gregory Krychowiak has moved to Paris Saint-Germain, he gets to learn from an excellent coach in Jorge Sampaoli, who has managed to put Chilean football on the map with a Copa America win and Champions League football.

It would not be an exaggeration to suggest that Atletico Madrid’s midfield is jam-packed next season and it is not wise for the young Argentinian to remain at Atletico for fear of his development stalling.

Tiago Mendes, Augusto Fernandez, Koke, Saul Niguez, Gabi, Thomas Partey and Mattias Kranevitter are all vying for playing time and much like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, it won’t fit.

He is considered the next Javier Mascherano so keep an eye on how Jorge Sampaoli uses him and how he fills in the giant Gregory Krychowiak-sized hole in Sevilla’s midfield.