Sevilla sign Barcelona striker Munir El Haddadi at cut-price fee

Ruben Hill
January 12, 2019

Two transfer deals in as many hours for Sevilla, who earlier this evening announced the signing of Austrian centre-back Maximilian Wöber then shortly after that, confirmed that an agreement has been reached with Barcelona for Munir El Haddadi.

The 23-year-old's Barca contract was due to expire at the end of the season, allowing their La Liga rivals Sevilla to sign him on a cut-price deal. He returned to Barcelona this season and has made seven appearances in the league, with one start, scoring once. "If that can be this month, even better".

The club would be willing to accept a fee between €2-3 million to raise funds and with Sevilla pushing to get a deal done in January, it is likely an agreement will be reached in the near future.

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.

He has won one global cap for Spain, in September 2014. However, he had started just four games this season after returning from a successful loan spell at Alaves a year ago.

Sources have also confirmed to ESPN FC that Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata has been offered to the club.

Sevilla had met with Morata's representatives over a potential deal but found the proposed loan move too expensive.

While Morata was in the fame, Goal understands Munir was always the club's preferred option.

Like Munir, the agreement for the 20-year-old defender is pending a medical and agreement over a contract.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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