Sevilla have confirmed that Manchester City forward Nolito will join them on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee, reported to be in the region of £7.9m.
Nolito, 30, arrived at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan on Sunday morning and underwent medical tests, after of which he met with club president Jose Castro to sign the contract that will keep him in Andalusia for three years.
A legend at Celta Vigo after making 100 appearances for the club, Nolito moved to the Premier League in 2016 but a brief year in England.
While he started off strong last season with three goals in his first three matches, Nolito’s form took a sharp dive as he failed to score a single league goal for the Blues since a December defeat to Leicester City.
But the future looks bright for his time with his new club, as Nolito may already have great rapport with Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo, after working together with him for two years at Celta.
Nolito and the Argentine defensive midfielder Guido Pizarro were reportedly two of Berizzo’s top targets in the market, with the coach hoping to have both in his squad during the upcoming season.
Berizzo and Sevilla also hopes that his arrival will help offset the departure of Vitolo, who is headed back to Atletico Madrid after completing a loan spell because of Atleti’s transfer ban.
With his move, Nolito now becomes the fourth summer signing for Los Rojiblancos, with the team also set to count on Ever Banega, Pizarro and Colombian forward Luis Muriel.
He is set to travel to Madrid to arrange his travel documents for a trip to Japan, where he’ll arrive Tuesday to join up with the team for their preseason.