Speaking in an exclusive interview with Football News to be published in full tomorrow, Danish agent Mikkel Beck discussed the summer transfer window and how the period might unfold for a selection of his France-based clients, as well as Sevilla central defender Simon Kjaer.
Earlier this week, there was a line in L’Équipe that we want to get a comment from you on. They say “that Marseille are obsessed with Simon Kjaer and they are dreaming about him”. He has had a stunning World Cup campaign and there have been reports in previous campaigns of your presence at the Marseille training ground. Should Marseille fans be getting their hopes up?
I don’t think so, I don’t think so. First of all, let’s talk about his World Cup campaign. Which I think is close to being world class. I don’t see anyone else having been better than Simon at this World Cup in his position. I think right now he is one of the best central defenders in the world. He is calm, he can play long and short balls, he is strong in duels, he is good in the air, he is quick. Basically, for me he has everything. Of course, in this market, there is going to be speculation about him.
But, Simon signed a contract with Sevilla last summer, after having thought for a long time about it, because he was at Fenerbahce, where he was a big star, but he wanted to play in the best league in the world. And he wanted to prove himself against the best, the Messi’s, the Cristiano Ronaldo’s. He has also been injured a lot this season, so it has been a little frustrating for him also that he has not been able to play all games which he would have wanted to.
Now he wants to go back now and have a really good season with Sevilla and show them that he is ready and try and push with them to finish in the top 3/top 4 this season. We are not looking for any transfer away from Sevilla. We are happy at Sevilla and he is actually looking forward to coming back and having a really good season.
He will be coming back as a star now, because he has been the star of this World Cup. So everyone wants to see him back at Sevilla, which is a big club let’s not forget, one of the biggest and best clubs in Europe. He is already at a very good address.
But, you know, as all players in Spain he has a step out clause in his contract and with his performances at this World Cup you never know what might happen during the summer, but we are not looking for any move away. We are happy at Sevilla.