Colombian striker Muriel joins Sevilla

Sevilla splashed out a club record 20 million euros ($22.8 million) on Saturday to lure Colombian international striker Luis Muriel from Italians Sampdoria, the La Liga outfit announced.

Sevilla has signed Columbian striker Luis Muriel from Italian side Sampdoria.   -  Getty Images

Sevilla splashed out a club record 20 million euros ($22.8 million) on Saturday to lure Colombian international striker Luis Muriel from Italians Sampdoria, the La Liga outfit announced.

"Sevilla and Sampdoria have agreed a deal which will go through after a medical and the actual signing," Sevilla saids on their website.

The 26-year-old bagged 13 Serie A goals and made nine assists last season and will now get a taste of the Champions League if Sevilla, fourth last season, survive the qualifying round.