Seville,Spain: Sevilla has signed holding midfielder Vicente Iborra from fellow Spanish club Levante.Levante says Sevilla met the undisclosed buyout clause. The length of Iborra's contract was also not disclosed.
Iborra spent the past six seasons with Levante's first team and had recently been appointed captain after the departure of Sergio Ballesteros.
In return, Sevilla agreed to loan Senegalese striker Baba Diawara to Levante for one season.
The arrival of the 25-year-old Iborra at Sevilla could clear the way for Geoffrey Kondogbia to join one of several teams reportedly interested in acquiring the young French player.
Sevilla plays its first game of the Spanish league season at home against Atletico Madrid on Sunday. It will also compete in the Europa League.