Ligue 1: PSG seals deal for Sevilla's Pablo Sarabia

Pablo Sarabia's fine 2018-19 season with Sevilla has seen him earn a move to Paris Saint-Germain, which met his EUR 18 million release clause.

Pablo Sarabia at Sevilla. Last season, Sarabia scored 12 goals and set up another 13.   -  Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain has signed Sevilla attacking midfielder Pablo Sarabia after triggering his reported EUR 18 million release clause.

The 27-year-old's future had been in question for several months after a fine season in La Liga and he has made the switch to PSG on a five-year deal. Sarabia scored 12 goals and set up another 13 in La Liga last term, enjoying by far his best campaign in senior football.

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He joined Sevilla for a fee thought to be in the region of EUR 1million from Getafe in 2016 and swiftly became an important part of the team, showing versatility in attack and chipping in consistently with goals and assists. It was the 2018-19 campaign where he really came to the fore, however, linking up particularly well with Wissam Ben Yedder — another player who has been linked with PSG.

Sevilla had been trying to tie Sarabia down to a new contract for the best part of a year, given his deal was due to expire in 2020 and contained a low release clause. But after failing to secure an extension, Sevilla is reported to have urged him to engineer a move as soon as possible.

Yet to be capped by Spain's senior side, Sarabia will offer competition out wide and in attacking midfield for PSG, which is hoping to win a third successive Ligue 1 title next term.

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