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Sevilla fires Gnagnon for being overweight

Joris Gnagnon, a 24-year-old defender born in Bonbdy, France, has been fired by Sevilla, which has decided to unilaterally terminate his contract with the Andalusian entity until 2023 due to lack of professionalism, according to sources from the club itself. Gnagnon arrived at Sevilla in the summer of 2018 in exchange for 15 million euros, which the Sevillian club paid to the French Rennes for a projection footballer and who had been a French under-21 international. The first thing that caught Gnagnon’s attention upon his arrival to Seville and in the first training sessions it was his apparent overweight. In his first season, with Pablo Machín on the bench, the club tried to avoid the controversy that broke out about the footballer’s state of form, who played in his first year 16 games in all the competitions that Sevilla played. Three years later he fired him after running out of a record to compete in the League and the Champions League.

Gnagnon spent last season at Rennes, where he played 31 games. Upon his return to Seville, Julen Lopetegui, the coach of the first team, did not have him. Club sources have highlighted to the Efe agency that the decision to terminate the contract is due to the continuous episodes of the footballer’s overweight, “despite the various special training and nutrition plans prescribed by the physical trainers, which has prevented from carrying out his work as a professional footballer and has motivated his dismissal ”, highlights the agency note from Sevilla himself.

Gnagnon is 1.81 meters tall and has repeatedly exceeded 100 kilos in the last two seasons. Sevilla’s technicians have tried on many occasions to get Gnagnon to comply with the physical plans designed to improve his weight, without any success, according to what they say from the entity. The Frenchman, in the company of Amadou, has been training alone in the sports city in recent weeks. The sports management tried his departure to another club although he began the preseason in July working with the rest of his teammates and was even registered to participate in the League. Now his departure is reflected in the form of dismissal.

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