Sevilla have signed Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi for a fee of €1.05m (£937,000).

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.

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.”

Munir made 56 appearances for Barcelona, scoring 12 goals for the club. During his time at the Nou Camp, Munir won two La Liga titles, one Champions League and the Copa del Rey. He has won one international cap for Spain, in September 2014.

Munir became Sevilla’s second signing of the day, following their capture of Ajax defender Max Wober earlier on Friday. And he could be thrust straight into action after Sevilla forward Nolito broke a leg in training. Nolito has been used sparingly in the league this season but scored and provided two assists in Sevilla’s 3-1 Copa del Rey win against Athletic Bilbao on Thursday night. A club statement on Saturday read: “He has suffered a fibula fracture which needs surgery and (he) will miss approximately three months

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