Why should Liverpool and Tottenham support Sevilla tonight?

Roberto Soldado

If Valencia do not make it into the Chaampions League tonight they may have to sell some of their biggest names.

With the final kicks in La Liga and the German and Russian cup finals I will truly feel that the European football season has come to an end.

And in Spain it proves to be a thoroughly exciting evening of football as the small matter of European qualification and relegation must be decided tonight.

While much of the attention is on the relegation fight, and rightly so with any three of four teams likely to drop out of the division, the race for the Champions League is also coming to a head this Saturday.

And much of the attention will focus on events in La Coruna and Seville.

Currently Valencia sit in the fourth and final Champions League qualification spot on 65 points but they have the dogged surprise package Real Sociedad on their tails.

The San Sebastian club have surpassed every expectation this year and face off with relegation threatened Deportivo at the Riazor tonight.

Valencia on the other hand travel to take on Sevilla; who have seen a decent return to form in 2013 earn them an unlikely Europa League spot; for now.

With Getafe and Levante breathing down their necks victory against Valencia will secure them of a Europa League spot despite finishing ninth; as Malaga and Rayo Vallecano in sixth and eighth respectively are excluded from UEFA competitions due to financial irregularities.

So why should Tottenham and Liverpool fans want Sevilla to give Sociedad a chance of Champions League football?

Well so they can pilfer Valencia for talent of course.

Tottenham have been strongly linked with Roberto Soldado recently and with Valencia’s worrying financial situation deepening he admitted he would leave should it be deemed necessary by the board.

For Liverpool they might also be able to snap up the man once dubbed ‘the next Zidane’ Sofiane Feghouli.

The Algerian is just one of a number of players expected to leave should Valencia not reach the vast riches of Champions League football.

The hope is, should Valencia beat Sevilla, that with some careful adjusting the Mestalla club will be able to avoid wholesale changes should they make it to the Champions League.

But if they draw or worse and Sociedad win; the likelihood is Soldado and Feghouli will be up for grabs.

Would you like to see Feghouli or Soldado at your club?

image: © Victor Gutierrez Navarro

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