Munir Joins Sevilla From Barcelona For $1.2M

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.

The forward featured 16 times in the league in his career for Barcelona, scoring four times, before heading out to Valencia where he played in 33 La Liga contests, scoring six times.

Munir, 23, has made eleven appearances so far for Barcelona, scoring 2 goals and setting up one more.

But Ernesto Valverde told the player that he wouldn't be featuring in his plans and both clubs reached an agreement to bring the operation forward a few months, with Munir joining this month for a fee of around one million euros.

"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. That top choice has always been Munir who will join the club in June if a deal can't be reached in January.

However, he joins Sevilla immediately in a cut price deal.

The Spaniard was a star of the Barcelona Under-19 side that won the UEFA Youth League in 2014, and went on to make a total of 56 appearances for his boyhood club.

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

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