Fuentes del Sevilla denied having knowledge of the matter, although the player could legally negotiate his departure to another club since January 1 with less than six months left before his contract concluded. In fact, the two sides had publicly expressed their intention to extend their relationship, although the negotiations had long been stopped. Banega is one of the untouchables of Lopetegui and one of the heavyweights of the costumes of Seville. Now it remains to be seen how the news of his departure to the team affects the remaining months of competition for the end of the season. Al Shabab, club of Saudi Arabia trained by the Spaniard, Luis García Plaza, announced this afternoon, on his official Twitter profile, the signing of Éver Banega (he will turn 32 in June) for the next three seasons. Almost at the same time that Sevilla announced its alignment, in which Banega is not sanctioned, the Saudi club made public the hiring of the soccer player from next June, which is when his current contract expires in Nervión.