Just as they've been claiming they're about to do for a couple weeks now, back-to-back Europa League champions Sevilla FC have finally wrapped up the signing of Gael Kakuta from Chelsea.
Sevilla confirm permament signing of Gael Kakuta from Chelsea. Fee apparently aroubd €3.5m: https://t.co/NpIpB3d5pm— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) June 17, 2015
Kakuta will still have a medical tomorrow, but apparently that's deemed a formality enough for the club to already confirm the signing. Exact terms are not yet known, but most are expecting a 4-year deal.
Chelsea were able to receive a transfer fee, however small, thanks to an option we took up in the ex-wonderkid's contract that was set to expire this summer.
Expect Gael Kakuta to join Sevilla on permanent deal this week. CFC will get a fee (~€6m) after triggering one-year option on expiring deal.— Chelsea Youth (@chelseayouth) June 14, 2015
While it doesn't sound like we got exactly what we wanted (€6m), I'm happy that Kakuta has finally found success after all these false starts and seasons out on loan (not to mention controversies for Chelsea). He will turn 24 in just a few days, so happy birthday and good luck in Seville, Gael!