Spanish football: Sevilla signs Aleix Vidal from FC Barcelona

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Monday, August 6, 2018

On Saturday, Sevilla FC announced the signing of Spanish defender Aleix Vidal from defending LaLiga champions FC Barcelona. Via their official website, Barcelona said they were to receive 8.5 million transfer as well as two million in variables.

File photo of Aleix Vidal.
Image: Вячеслав Евдокимов. (CC BY-SA 3.0)

28-year-old Vidal had joined Barça three seasons ago, from Sevilla. Since moving to the Catalan-capital, Vidal had played 49 games for the club. During his tenure at Camp Nou, Vidal won two Spanish LaLiga titles, three Copa del Rey and one each of Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup as well as the FIFA Club World Cup. In 2015, Vidal had won the UEFA Europa League with Sevilla.

Previously, Barcelona announced the transfer of French defender Lucas Digne to English club Everton FC. Barcelona announced the transfer of Aleix Vidal shortly after they announced signing Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich.

According to a report by Marca, Aleix Vidal was to sign a four-year contract with Sevilla.