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Sevilla fires French defender Gnagnon for “lack of professionalism”

Sevilla fires French defender Gnagnon for “lack of professionalism”

The Spanish Seville has unilaterally terminated the contract that bound it until June 2023 with the French defender Joris Gnagnon, arguing that his “lack of professionalism” prevents him from being at the required weight of an elite footballer.

Gnagnon, 24, who was an under-21 international with France, is a player of just over 1.80 meters tall who has exceeded 100 kilograms several times in the last two seasons, when he returned to Sevilla after being the on loan to French Rennes during the interrupted 2019-20 campaign.

Sources close to the club have informed Efe of this decision, published this Tuesday in the Diario de Sevilla, and that the French footballer’s overweight episodes have been recurrent despite the various special training and nutrition plans prescribed by the physical trainers. , which has prevented him from carrying out his work as a professional footballer and has led to his dismissal.

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Joris Gnagnon signed for Sevilla from Rennes in exchange for some fourteen million euros in the summer of 2018 and, in his first season, he played sixteen official matches between the League, the Cup and the Europa League, although at the end of that season he returned on loan to your home club.

In the spring of 2020, after the interruption of French Ligue 1 due to the pandemic, the central defender returned to the discipline of Sevilla, where he remained all of last season, in which he only played 29 minutes in the first Cup tie. .

Gnagnon trained normally during the recent preseason and was even registered at the start of the League, but the arrival of several signings in the second half of August led to his departure from the available list and, in recent weeks, he was working alone in the José Ramón Cisneros Palacios sports city, oblivious to the dynamics of the first team. EFE (HN)

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