The transfer market is not yet open, but there are already many moves going on between the different teams. At Sevilla, in addition to the possible departure of Kounde, Diego Carlos also had several offers on the table.
On Thursday afternoon, Sevilla and Aston Villa reached an agreement for the transfer of the Brazilian. No official figures have been given for the deal, but according to Fabrizio Romano, the new proposal was close to 31 million euros.
The player will travel to England in the coming hours to undergo a medical and finalise personal terms.
Villa have already tied up a deal for French midfielder Boubacar Kamara, who will join on a five-year deal from Marseille after his contract expires in the close-season.
Gerrard also recently landed Philippe Coutinho on a permanent transfer after the Brazil playmaker's successful loan from Barcelona in January.
"Sevilla FC and Premier League side Aston Villa FC have reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of Brazilian centre-back Diego Carlos, subject to the player passing his medical in England and finalising contract details. Diego Carlos, who came to Seville in the summer of 2019 from FC Nantes, has enjoyed a memorable three-year spell with the club, which included a sixth UEFA Europa League win in Cologne at the end of his first season. He even scored the decisive goal in that final against Inter Milan, with a spectacular bicycle kick that ended up in the net after deflecting off Romelu Lukaku"
Diego Carlos immediately stood out from his first few games as a blanquirrojo and soon became an essential part of Julen Lopetegui's side. He made 35 league appearances in 2019/20, 33 in 2020/21 and 34 in 2021/22, missing only 12 league games during his time at Sevilla. He also totals up 14 Champions League games, 10 in the UEFA Europa League, nine Copa del Rey games and one UEFA Super Cup game.
As a Sevilla player, Diego Carlos received his first call-up to the senior Brazilian national team and was called up to play in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games last summer, where he won the gold medal. Sevilla FC would like to thank the player for his work during all these years in Seville and wishes him the best of luck in his new journey.