Nolito joins Sevilla FC in 9 million euro deal

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By Euronews
Nolito joins Sevilla FC in 9 million euro deal

Spanish international forward Nolito said he ‘needed a change’ as he was officially presented as a Seville player following his switch from Manchester City.

He spent just a year with Manchester City which he clearly wants to forget, the 30 year-old made just 19 appearances for City, ten of them as a substitute – now he says he’s excited to be back in Spain.

“There are a lot of differences. It was raining last week in Manchester,” Nolito said, comparing the two cities. “The philosophy, climate and the people are all different. I needed a change and I feel that this change is perfect.”

“I don’t think that this is a step backwards in my career,” he added. “I think that Sevilla are one of the biggest teams in Spain and in Europe. They’re nearly always a top-four side and if I’m not mistaken, Manchester City finished third this season.”

The winger, who has played 16 times for Spain, has signed a 3-year contract.

The transfer fee has been reported to be about 9 million Euros after City paid 18 million euros for him a year ago from Celta Vigo.