Monchi’s return to his old stomping ground in Sevilla saw him immediately sign Spanish midfielder Joan Jordan for a tidy €14 million fee in the summer of 2019. Though it took Jordan some time to usurp Sevilla’s first-choice midfielders in his first season at the club, the now 26-year old midfielder has settled in the Sevilla first eleven during his sophomore season this year. A report form Todosfischajes (via ForzaRoma) claims that Jordan has impressed so much this season, that he is now the subject of a bidding war between Roma, Juventus, and Inter for the midfielder’s services.
Of course, since we can assume that Sevilla no es un supermercado, it only stands to reason that Monchi reportedly won’t let Jordan leave Sevilla for less than his €35 million euro release clause. That’s a high-price for a midfield enforcer, even though Tiago Pinto will have recognized that Roma is in some need of extra-added steel in midfield. But that’s just about where any sense in this transfer rumor begins and ends, as far as Roma’s involvement. So let’s take this moment to enjoy one of the worst highlights videos ever posted on the web (through no fault of Jordan’s), below.
Given that Jordan (on video evidence) spends most of his time moving the ball, and his own feet, at a walking pace, it’s hard to see where the Spaniard could improve Roma or settle into the current Giallorosso footballing ethos. At already 26 years of age, Jordan is no future prospect and is living his prime years as we write this. It seems far more likely that his representatives are working overtime to drum up “rumored” interest from clubs around Europe, all in the name of earning Jordan a contract bump beyond his current deal that expires in the summer of 2023.
Sidenote: For a more recent video that does Jordan’s current form more justice, see here.