I reckon so, Carrico was pretty smashed up in the past two seasons but was a starter for Lope and played decently, anchoring the backline. He is Sevilla’s most solid defender and most experienced member of the squad excluding Navas, having been here since 2013. Didn’t really want him to go as Kjaer is probably a dead horse and Gnangnon isn’t really lighting up Ligue 1.
As Enrico says I think it works both ways. I remember Emery really pushing for Llorente in his last season here despite everyone on the planet and their dog not seeing how the club and player would benefit from each other. Monchi didn’t have Llorente in his plans either but on Emery’s insistence he managed to talk a buyout with Juventus. Llorente then became a round peg in a square hole that season, with a mammoth 7 goals in 36 appearances to show for it.
Oh and speaking of Emery
Sevilla: Emery emerges as favourite to succeed Lopetegui