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Gael Kakuta has finally found a permanent home

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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.

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.

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!