Sevilla pay club record fee to land Samp striker Muriel

Sevilla have paid a club record fee, believed to be in the region of €20million, to take Luis Muriel from Sampdoria on a five-year contract.

Aside from an unsuccessful loan spell at Granada in 2010-11, Muriel has spent his time in Italy since arriving at Udinese seven years ago. During his time at the Dacia Arena he also had temporary stints at Lecce and Sampdoria, the latter of who signed him for around €10million in 2015.

In total, the Colombia international has made 165 appearances in Serie A, scoring 43 goals. He has in recent weeks been linked with Inter Milan, Lazio and Roma, but the 26-year-old has decided on a change of scene altogether by wrapping up a deal at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Muriel has cost Sevilla a club record, believed to be an initial €20million plus add-ons, and Samp have also been successful in negotiating a sell-on clause in his contract. He becomes Los Rojiblancos third summer signing following the arrivals of Ever Banega and Guido Pizarro.

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