Sevilla have announced the signing of Spain forward Nolito from Manchester City.
The 30-year-old has agreed a three-year deal and returns to La Liga after one underwhelming season at the Etihad Stadium.
Sevilla are reported to have paid £7.9m for Nolito, who joined Pep Guardiola’s City for £13.8m from Celta Vigo last summer.
The 30-year-old appeared in 30 games in all competitions in his only season with Man City, scoring six goals. He started only nine games in the Premier League and now returns to La Liga, where he starred for Celta Vigo from 2013-16.
Nolito had another three seasons on his City contract but said in May that he was “crazy about returning to Spain.”
“I hope I can leave, whether it’s on loan, a transfer or whatever. I have several teams I’d prefer to join,” Nolito said.
Last month he claimed his “daughter’s face has changed colour”because of the English weather.
He underwent a medical with Sevilla on Sunday and is now expected to join up with the squad on their pre-season trip to Japan.
Sevilla have been busy this summer as they prepare for the Champions League playoff round, with Luis Muriel, Ever Banega, Guido Pizarro and Sebastian Corchia already joining, while Vitolo, Adil Rami and Vicente Iborra have all departed.
The club have also expressed interest in bringing back Jesus Navas, whose contract recently expired at Man City, while Stevan Jovetic, another former City player, is expected to leave.