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.
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.
== Related news ==
"FC Barcelona signs Chilean footballer Arturo Vidal from Bayern" — Wikinews, August 5, 2018
"French footballer Lucas Digne joins Everton FC on five-year contract" — Wikinews, August 4, 2018
== Sources ==
"Sevilla sign Aleix Vidal from Barcelona in a deal worth £9million... three years after selling him to the Nou Camp side" — Daily Mail, August 5, 2018
"Agreement with Sevilla FC for the transfer of Aleix Vidal" — FC Barcelona, August 4, 2018
"Aleix Vidal: Sevilla re-sign Spanish full-back from Barcelona" — BBC Sport, August 4, 2018
Tim Hanlon. "Aleix Vidal rejoins Sevilla in 8.5 million euro deal" — Marca (newspaper), AUgust 4, 2018