The centre back Loïc Badé will continue his stay at Sevilla FC for at least the next four seasons, given the club has chosen to activate the option-to-buy clause in his loan agreement from January, when he joined us from Stade Rennais. The French defender put pen to paper on the contract in the offices of the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, keeping him at the club until 30 June 2027.
Despite coming from Nottingham Forest where he had been sent on loan and not featuring for the Premier League side once in the first half of the season, Badé wasted no time in becoming a regular fixture at the centre of our defence. First for Jorge Sampaoli, and then for José Luis Mendilibar. In the six months he has spent here, he has featured in 27 competitive matches, 19 in LaLiga Santander, 6 in the UEFA Europa League (including the victory in the final in Budapest), and 2 in the Copa del Rey. He scored two very important goals during this period, with the first being the opener at the Mestalla in a huge league victory. His second came just a few days later, as he scored the crucial second goal in the home victory in the quarter-final victory of the UEL against Manchester United.
Badé will also play a part in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Romania, where he has been selected by French coach Sylvain Ripoll. The men in blue are in Group D where they will face Italy, Norway and Switzerland to determine who makes it through to the quarter-finals.