Paris Saint Germain have triggered the €18m release clause of Sevilla attacker Pablo Sarabia, making him the first signing of this summer. The Spaniard’s future at Sevilla was under the cloud for the best part of last season. The club tried to tie him down to a new contract owing with a bid to improve the low release clause.
However, after failing to convince him, Sevilla decided to cash in on their prized asset, who joined for just €1m from Getafe in 2016.
The 27-year-old penned a five-year deal following the best season of his career, where he scored 12 goals and registered 13 assists. Sarabia was involved in more league goals (25) than any other midfielder in Europe last season.
Sarabia’s versatility in attack will all but help Paris Saint Germain increase their squad depth and replace Adrien Rabiot, who embraced the exit door to join Juventus on a free transfer. The playmaker netted 43 goals in 101 appearances for Sevilla in a three-year stint with the club.
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