PSG trigger Pablo Sarabia's reported €18m release clause
Pablo Sarabia's fine 2018-19 season with Sevilla has seen him earn a move to Paris Saint-Germain, who met his €18million release clause.
Paris Saint-Germain have signed Sevilla attacking midfielder Pablo Sarabia after triggering his reported €18million release clause. The 27-year-old's future had been in question for several months after a fine season in LaLiga and he has made the switch to PSG on a five-year deal. Sarabia scored 12 goals and set up another 13 in LaLiga last term, enjoying by far his best campaign in senior football.
🆕 ✍️🇪🇸— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) 2 July 2019
We are delighted to announce @Pablosarabia92, the 27-year-old attacking midfielder from @SevillaFC_ENG, has signed a five year contract with @PSG_English!
📷 🎥 You can catch Pablo's arrival on Friday on https://t.co/E6vTM9jbI5#WelcomeSarabia
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Sarabia, a Real Madrid youth team product
Sarabia came up through the youth ranks at Real Madrid before joining Getafe in 2011. Five years later he was snapped up by Sevilla for a fee thought to be in the region of €1million 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.
One year to run on Sevilla contract
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 are 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, who are hoping to win a third successive Ligue 1 title next term.