Nolito ends Manchester City disaster with Sevilla switch

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Nolito's Premier League pilgrimage will not extend to a second term.

After a debut campaign in England's top flight came to an unceremonious end at Manchester City without a start in the calendar year, Nolito has returned to La Liga with Sevilla.

The transfer was announced Sunday with a statement on Sevilla's official website, adding that Nolito, 30, has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with the Champions League qualifier.

Nolito will join a slew of summer signings at Sevilla under incoming boss Eduardo Berizzo. Luis Muriel, Guido Pizarro, and Sebastien Corchia have all been lured to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, while Argentine midfielder Ever Banega returns to Los Rojiblancos after a season at Inter.

For Valencia-reared Nolito, a return to La Liga follows a once-promising campaign at the Etihad that fizzled out after he joined the Lancashire lot from Celta Vigo on a four-year deal for a £13.8 million fee.

With just nine Premier League starts, and none since Dec. 14, Nolito was clearly not part of Pep Guardiola's plans, though if it's any consolation for the 16-time capped Spain international, he's not the only one, with reports linking Jesus Navas with a move to Sevilla.