Sevilla sign Luis Muriel from Sampdoria

Sevilla have officially confirmed the signing of Sampdoria striker Luis Muriel on a five-year contract.
The Colombian international has been close to the Spanish side for some time, and had his medical on Sunday.
Sevilla, who announced the agreement on Saturday, will reportedly pay a club-record €20million initial fee plus add-ons to Samp, who retain a sell-on clause allowing them to profit if the Colombia international moves in the future- a €50m release clause alongside 20% of any future fee for the Italian club.

Striker Muriel scored 11 Serie A goals for Samp last season, matching his previous season high achieved with Udinese four years ago, and also contributed a team-leading five assists in his 31 appearances.
The 26-year-old had also been linked with Inter, Lazio and Roma, but is now set to end up in Spain.

Muriel, who joined Samp from Udinese in January 2015, has played in Spain once before in a loan spell with Granada in 2010-11.

He also represented Lecce on loan from Udinese, having previously made his professional breakthrough with Deportivo Cali.

“Luis Muriel has successfully passed his medical tests and signed his contract as planned, so he’s officially a new Sevilla player for the next five seasons,” a statement on the club’s website confirmed.

“The Colombian international striker, who arrives at Nervion after succeeding in Italy with Sampdoria, will be at the disposal of [Coach] Eduardo Berizzo from today and becomes Sevilla’s third signing of the season.”
Muriel becomes Sevilla’s third signing of the summer following the arrivals of Argentine midfielders Ever Banega and Guido Pizarro from Inter and Tigres respectively.


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