Sevilla sign Munir El Haddadi from Barcelona in cut-price deal

Official: Sevilla and Barcelona reach agreement for Munir

Sevilla have confirmed that they have reached an agreement in principle to sign Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi.

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 has had loan spells at Valencia and Deportivo Alaves over the previous two seasons and has failed to force himself into Ernesto Valverde's plans this term, making just 11 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals. He returned to Barcelona this season and has made seven appearances in the league, with one start, scoring once.

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".

Sevilla added Munir for a cut-race price of just over $1 million from Barcelona.

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After completing a more than acceptable season on loan at Alavés past year, scoring 14 goals in 37 games, Munir has found chances of first team action few and far between on his return to Barcelona, the club where he came thropugh the youth system after signing from Rayo Majadahonda in 2011, when he was still only 15.

Sevilla had met with Morata's representatives over a potential deal but found the proposed loan move too expensive.

He has won one worldwide cap for Spain, in September 2014.

While Morata was in the fame, Goal understands Munir was always the club's preferred option.

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

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