Sevilla's Sergio Rico is very close to joining Fulham on loan

Sevilla, who are Barça's opponents on Sunday, are unlikely to have Rico amongst their ranks for the match

Sergio Rico se marchará cedido al Fulham
Sergio Rico se marchará cedido al Fulham  | sport

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Sergio Rico is edging closer to the exit door at Sevilla. The goalkeeper's loan move to Fulham is very close to being completed and is expected to go through before the transfer window closes in England tomorrow afternoon.

Sevilla have been working on finding a new club for Rico, who came up through their academy, since the beginning of the summer. He's attracted a lot of interest from Premier League sides.

Rico is open to a move as he lost his place as the team's number one stopper last season and wants to play more often.

Premier League newcomers Fulham are the team Rico has chosen. He'll join on a season-long loan but there won't be an option to buy clause inserted into the deal.

The departure of Rico doesn't mean that Sevilla are likely to sign a replacement. New man in the dugout, Pablo Machin, has faith in Vaclik and Juan Soriano to cover the goalkeeping duties next season.

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