Published: Sat, January 12, 2019
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Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi joins Sevilla on cut-price deal

Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi joins Sevilla on cut-price deal

However, the club are hoping to strike a deal with Barcelona to bring the forward to in during the January window rather than having to wait until next season.

Munir scored 12 goals in 56 appearances for Barcelona since breaking through in 2014 under Luis Enrique, spending the previous two seasons on loan at Valencia and Alaves.

"It seems Munir has taken a decision and, evidently, the club have also made a decision", Valverde said in a news conference on Wednesday.

"The club would like to thank Munir El Haddadi for his dedication and commitment and wishes him all the best for the future".

The 23-year-old striker turned down a contract extension from Barcelona and would be out of contract this summer, leading to the low price.

After struggling to break through into Ernesto Valverde's side this season, with just seven La Liga appearances to his name, Munir was tipped to leave the Camp Nou in search of regular first team football.

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

Munir becomes Sevilla's second signing of the day, following their capture of Ajax defender Max Wober earlier on Friday.

Sevilla will pay €10,500,000 for the 20-year-old, although the deal could rise to €11,000,000 with add-ons.

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