Munir Joins Sevilla From Barcelona For $1.2M



Barcelona and Sevilla have reached an agreement for the transfer of forward Munir El Haddadi to Seville pending a medical and contract.

The 23-year-old was out of contract at the end of the season and has been allowed to depart Barcelona as he goes in search of regular playing time. But Ernesto Valverde told the player that he wouldn't be featuring in his plans and both clubs reached an agreement to bring the operation forward a few months, with Munir joining this month for a fee of around one million euros. He returned to Barcelona this season and has made seven appearances in the league, with one start, scoring once.

A loan to Alaves followed the next season and saw Munir improve on his strike-rate, finding the net 10 times in 33 La Liga matches, starting 28 of them. However, he had started just four games this season after returning from a successful loan spell at Alaves previous year.

Sevilla were always the favourites to land the once-capped Spain worldwide after it became clear he would not extend his stay at Barca.

In addition, Goal understands that Munir's acquisition will make a move for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata less likely.

Sevilla met in Nervion with Morata's agents, but the club declined the offer.

After confirming his departure, Barcelona said: "The club would like to thank Munir El Haddadi for his dedication and commitment and wishes him all the best for the future".

Sevilla also announced an agreement with Ajax to sign 20-year-old Austria defender Max Wober.

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