Tomás Vaclik: A / Obviously staying. Generally excellent this season.
Juan Soriano: B / He did his job when called upon. Hard to say if he will become a 1st choice keeper in the top division.
Sergi Gómez: B / He’s just kinda meh. Good athlete, solid passer, but not great defensive instincts and an absolute liability on set piece marking. Ok as a backup.
Simon Kjær: D / Hard to say what happened, but we were worse when he played. 3 CB system did not fit him. Still the best aerial defender, but probably time for him to move on.
Daniel Carriço: A- / Turned back the clock. His ability to organize the defense and instincts were invaluable. Still slow and commits a lot of stupid fouls. You keep him around but don’t expect him to stay healthy.
Maximilian Wöber: C / The talent is obvious. Best passer of the bunch, but probably the worst defender. He’s only been here 4 months, so he’s not going anywhere.
Joris Gnagnon: Incomplete / The Atleti match was the best performance by any Sevilla defender in a long time. Hopefully he grabs the starting role next season.
Gabriel Mercado: C / He was not good in Machin’s system. Had a resurgence under Caparros, who just asks him to kick people and sit back. It’s time to let him go. He’s already lost a step and he gets a yellow every match.
Aleix Vidal: F / It didn’t work. He’s lost his lateral quickness and he can’t stay healthy. Not even second choice for most of the season.
Jesús Navas: A / Excellent. Ageless. The second most important chance creator in the squad.
Sergio Escudero: F / Never adjusted to Machin’s system or recovered from the broken elbow. He looked slow and rarely contributed to the attack. Big disappointment. If he stays, it would be in a Navarro-like role.
Guilherme Arana: D / He’s just playing at a club above his level. Smart about when to go forward, but doesn’t have the skills to create anything. Defense is meh. Surely leaving.
Ibrahim Amadou: D / Never really got a run of games. Would be great in a Emery team. I doubt he leaves, but I’m not sure what his role is.
Roque Mesa: B / Had a stretch of matches in the middle of the season where he was the best player on the pitch. Not creative enough or physical enough to be relied on in a 2 CM system at this point. I think he stays, but doesn’t start.
Éver Banega: C / Carried some momentum from the World Cup and was great the first 2 months, but he faded as the season progressed. Lost a lot of chance creation and his discipline was awful. He’s gonna leave, and replacing him is the biggest hole we have to fill (until Sarabia leaves shortly after)
Maxime Gonalons: D / Always hurt. Looked a decent player when he did play. No reason to buy him.
Marko Rog: C / Just seemed like an undersized DM to me. He runs around a lot and puts in a tackle, but he’s not great at keeping possession or creating. I’d pass on paying his clause.
Manuel Nolito: F / Time to go. Great locker room guy, but overpaid and just not good enough anymore.
Pablo Sarabia: A+ / We’re going to lose him for 18m, which is an absolute disaster. The biggest match winner and chance creator in the squad.
Quincy Promes: B / Didn’t fit the system, but still made it work at a lot of new positions. We need to put him in a position to succeed.
Franco Vázquez: C / Machin’s system seemed perfect for him, and it was for 3 months. But he’s inconsistent. And slow. And that creates a ceiling for what he can be. Probably time to move on, but losing Banega, Sarabia, and him would be brutal.
Bryan Gil: A / 17 year old playing meaningful minutes. Should only get better.
• FORWARDS :
Wissam Ben Yedder: A / He’s fantastic. Went cold the last month or so, but a really good year. He’ll have a lot of interest, but ultimately I think he stays.
André Silva: C / Great first half of the season, then disappeared. Does a lot of dirty work that goes unnoticed. No way we pay his clause though.
Munir El Haddadi: B+ / One of those guys who is productive without necessarily looking great. He’s obviously staying. Not sure I like the pairing with WBY, but he’s useful.