Boca official says Medel moving to Sevilla

A top Boca Juniors official says midfielder Gary Medel is

leaving the club’s preseason training to join Spanish club


Boca vice president Jose Beraldi said Thursday in a radio

interview that the Chilean’s request for a transfer had been


The financial terms of the move were not disclosed. Medel, who

is known in Argentina as ”Pitbull,” said in a separate interview

on Thursday that he wanted to move to secure the financial future

of his family.

”I hope the president of Boca and people understand me,” Medel

said. ”Sevilla has been following me for months and they made me

an important offer – for my future and for my kids. I want to go.

This is my chance.”