Sevilla FC Club President José Castro confirmed during the unveiling of Banega and Pizarro that Victor Machín, Vitolo has renewed his contract. The Canary Islander, who had already signed an extension last summer which tied up his future at the Nervión club until 2020, now commits his future to Sevilla until 2022.
“At this moment we can say that Vitolo is a Sevilla FC player for the next five seasons. A lot has been said about him in recent days, and we have been hearing a lot of speculation about what colour shirt Vitolo will be wearing next season... but he will be wearing the white and red of Sevilla FC. We are delighted to have reached this agreement. Vitolo is one of us, an architect of our title-winning success, one of the club captains and he gives everything on the pitch. We have nothing but praise for him. A lot of people have been talking, while Sevilla FC haven't said a thing. Instead of talking, we have acted and, as of today, Vitolo is a Sevilla FC player for the next five seasons", insisted the President.
Having signed the new contract, Castro affirmed that "Vitolo is extremely happy to continue at Sevilla FC and to be able to keep benefitting from the team to which he has given virtually everything, because here is where he has had success, where he has won trophies, where he has become an international player... And we are equally pleased that he will continue with Sevilla FC"; while avoiding talk of the money involved: "We never talk about those things but, if you keep receiving other offers, obviously your wages are going to increase, as well as your release clause".
"Everything that's been said of Vitolo isn't worth the paper it's written on, his first choice was Sevilla"
Asked by those who had come to the floor to comment on Vitolo's exit from Sevilla FC, the President admitted that there had been "continued movement and talks in the last few days, but we made it clear that whoever wanted to take a key player like Vitolo would have to pay his LaLiga release clause. Everything that's been said isn't worth the paper it's been written on. If Vitolo is a Sevilla FC player for the next five seasons it's because the club wants Vitolo, and for Vitolo, his first choice was Sevilla".