SEVILLE, Spain – Spain forward Munir El Haddadi signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Sevilla, on a transfer from Barcelona, the Andalusia side announced on Saturday.
El Haddadi had undergone medical tests earlier in the day before inking the contract; Sevilla added on its website, hours after Barcelona had announced the player’s transfer to its fellow La Liga side.
“The Spanish international forward Munir El Haddadi has already signed a contract with Sevilla FC that links him to the club for this and four other seasons,” Sevilla said on its website.
The 23-year-old El Haddadi arrives at Sevilla after a long spell at Barcelona, where he made the first team through the youth system.
“The Club would like to thank Munir El Haddadi for his dedication and commitment and wishes him all the best for the future,” Barcelona said in a statement, adding that the player had enjoyed a “meteoric rise,” at the Catalan giant.
“Munir El Haddadi made his official FC Barcelona debut at the age of 18, appearing in the very first starting XI under new coach Luis Enrique. That came in the league game between Barça and Elche in the 2014/15 season in which the striker also scored his first official goal for the Club,” Barcelona added.