The former England Under-21 midfielder has left Bolton after activating a relegation release clause in his contract and is now being courted by the Spanish side
By Ed Aarons
The former Aston Villa midfielder invoked a relegation release clause in his contract at the Reebok Stadium and will be a free agent when his current deal expires on June 30.
The Spanish giants came close to signing Reo-Coker when he left Villa Park last year after impressing scouts during a pre-season friendly.
And now his agent, Tony Finnigan, has admitted that the south Londoner is open to a move overseas, with former club West Ham also rumoured to be lining up a swoop.
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"I’m getting loads of agents ringing me up asking whether he is interested in this move or that move but we just have to wait until we get something concrete," he told Goal.com.
"Sevilla liked him from his Villa days and now he’s on the back of a good season for Bolton so they are back in again.
"I went out there last year to talk to them but we couldn’t agree anything. When an offer comes, it will be interesting but Nigel wouldn’t rule out anywhere at this stage.
"He isn’t the sort of player who needs to stay in England for his whole career - he’d be able to cope with a new country so we will have to see."
Former England Under-21 captain Reo-Coker made a total of 42 appearances for Bolton after joining on a free transfer from Villa last summer. The Trotters were relegated on the final day of the season after failing to beat Stoke City but Finnigan believes that the midfielder has no shortage of admirers.
"It was a shame he had to leave Bolton because he got on well with the manager," he continued.
"But Nigel is a Premier League footballer who has proved himself over the last seven years so he needs to be playing at the top level. We’re looking at every option because he has had a great season."