Although the calendar marks the beginning of a new season, football professionals always have their eyes set on the future. In the case of Sevilla FC, Víctor Orta is preparing to design his first complete project in Nervión, a challenge that implies the inevitable restructuring of the squad. Among the most delicate decisions, the future of three of the team’s four captains stands out: Jesús Navas, Ivan Rakitic, and Fernando Reges.
Uncertainty surrounds these veteran players, who have left an indelible mark on the Sevillian club. Jesús Navas and Rakitic, idols of the fans, have expressed their desire to continue at Sevilla, even willing to accept downward contract renewals, based on performance and objectives, a strategy reminiscent of the recent signing of Sergio Ramos with PSG.
Goodbye on the table and practically closed
However, Fernando Reges’ situation is different. The 36-year-old Brazilian midfielder has hinted that this could be his last season at Sevilla FC, as he revealed to the MARCA newspaper. “I think it will be the last. I’m not going to lie to you. I’m 36 years old, I think so. I can’t say it 100%, but I can say it 99%,” he also added that it is likely that he will seek to finish his career in Brazil or Portugal. Fernando, aware of his age, is determined to give his best this season and hopes the fans will miss him when he departs.