One of the jewels of Sevilla’s crown has played down rumours linking him with ex-boss and current Tottenham manager Juande Ramos, insisting he is happy in La Liga.
Diego Capel, who made his senior debut at just 16, was subject to a reported £12 million bid from Spurs in recent weeks. The bid was rejected by the Rojiblancos as they look to keep their remaining stars after the sales of Seydou Keita and Daniel Alves to Barcelona, and Christian Poulsen to Juventus.
Talking to Spanish newspaper Marca, Capel stated that he was happy to stay at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium:
I am calm and I am only thinking about succeeding here at the moment.
It is clear that in the future you do not know what may happen, but I have a contract with Sevilla and I am comfortable.
Capel’s comments, coupled with the £23 million from the sales of Robbie Keane and Paul Robinson, could reignite Ramos’ interest in bringing Blackburn winger David Bentley to White Hart Lane. Tottenham were reportedly in pole position for a £17 million move for the England international, only for new Rovers boss Paul Ince to say otherwise. However, after missing out on one winger and with more funds firmly in the pocket, it can only be a matter of time before they move for Bentley.
The question is, who would Spurs rather have in their squad? 20-year-old Capel or 23-year-old Bentley? A £12m Spaniard or a £17m Englishman?