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

Barcelona and Sevilla have reached an agreement for the transfer of forward Munir El Haddadi to the Andalusian club pending a medical and contract.

The 23-year-old Munir was in the last six months of his contract with the La Liga champions and was free to sign a pre-contract with Sevilla that would have allowed him to join the club in the summer.

After completing a more than acceptable season on loan at Alavés previous 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.

That decision did not go down well with the Catalan club, who then told Munir he would not play for the club again.

"We want a solution as soon as possible".

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

A Spain youth global, Munir has been capped once for the senior side, coming on for a 13-minute appearance against Macedonia in 2014. However, he had started just four games this season after returning from a successful loan spell at Alaves past year.

Meanwhile, the move makes it increasingly unlikely Sevilla will strike a deal for struggling Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata.

Sevilla met in Nervion with Morata's agents, but the club declined the offer.

Sevilla also announced an agreement with Ajax to sign 20-year-old Austria defender Max Wober.