Sevilla have replaced one French striker with another, as the club swiftly announced the pending arrival of Wissam Ben Yedder from Toulouse following Kevin Gameiro’s departure to Atletico Madrid.
Gameiro moves to the capital after a period of intense speculation linking him to Diego Simeone’s men, with Barcelona also heavily interested in the 29-year-old.
The former PSG striker has cost Atletico in the region of €36m to €41m, depending on reports across Spain. Marca believe that Sevilla have received €32m upfront with an extra €4m in variables, while Estadio Deportivo claim the total cost adds up to €41, of which €36m is paid straight away.
The Andalucians signed the French striker from PSG for €10m in 2013, and had declared they would not let Gamiero depart for less than his €40m release clause. However, a deal was simultaneously struck with Atletico over a deal for Argentine forward Luciano Vietto, who joins on a season-long loan deal with a €20m option to buy.
Sevilla have also announced the signing of Toulose striker Wissam Ben Yedder, pending a medical.
The 25-year-old had also attracted interest from PSG, Lyon and Arsenal but has completed a €9m move to Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan.
Originally of Tunisian descent, Ben Yedder netted 71 goals in 174 appearances for Toulouse, establishing himself as the star player in a struggling side in recent years.
He has agreed a five-year deal at Sevilla.