Liverpool and Leeds were hit in the pursuit of Lucas Ocampos in Seville, while the in-demand Argentine winger insists he ‘doesn’t think about anything else’ than the LaLiga club.
- Lucas Ocampos has spoken out about his future amid links to Liverpool and Leeds
- The Sevilla winger insists he is very happy where he is and is not looking for a move
- The Argentinian claimed he ‘doesn’t think about anything else’ other than Seville
- The 26-year-old has helped Sevilla to the glory of the Europa League for two years at the club
Liverpool and Leeds United target Lucas Ocampos has speculated about his future at Sevilla, insisting that he is ‘not thinking about anything else’ at the moment.
Sportsmail reported last month that Liverpool were interested in signing the 26-year-old, while fellow Premier League side Leeds would also be excited about it.
The Argentinian has proven himself to be one of LaLiga’s most impressive wingers after arriving at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium from Marseille two years ago, but claims he is very happy where he is.
Lucas Ocampos insists he is happy at Sevilla amid transfer links to Liverpool and Leeds
“I always say the same thing,” he said Channel on radio: ‘I focus on the present and do not look further ahead on the things that I have no control over.
‘I love this city and what has happened in the last two years. I hope it continues.
‘I am very happy here and I don’t think about playing anywhere other than here.
“I am very grateful to the club for giving me confidence and allowing me to grow in certain aspects of my game that other clubs did not have.”
The 26-year-old has established himself as one of the standout wingers in LaLiga since joining Seville
Liverpool reportedly identified Ocampos as the man who would add speed and quality to their faltering attack.
Ocampos would have a £ 56 million release clause in his contract, with Reds willing to include Takumi Minamino in the deal to entice Sevilla to part with the Argentinian.
The winger has also been linked with Yorkshire side Leeds, having played under manager Marcelo Bielsa during the 2014-15 season.
Jürgen Klopp was thought to be eager to add Ocampos to his failed attack options
Ocampos helped Sevilla to fourth place and Europa League glory in its first season of the 2019/20 season, scoring an impressive 17 goals in 44 games.
He hasn’t been quite as prolific this time around, but his squad looks to be fourth in the league, meaning another season in the Champions League is likely.