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Cáceres completes Sevilla move from Barcelona

Published: Tuesday 31 May 2011, 15.20CET
Sevilla FC have made FC Barcelona defender Martín Cáceres's loan move a permanent one with the Uruguayan agreeing a four-year deal at the UEFA Europa League entrants.
Cáceres completes Sevilla move from Barcelona
Martín Cáceres is sticking with Sevilla ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 31 May 2011, 15.20CET

Cáceres completes Sevilla move from Barcelona

Sevilla FC have made FC Barcelona defender Martín Cáceres's loan move a permanent one with the Uruguayan agreeing a four-year deal at the UEFA Europa League entrants.

Sevilla FC have begun preparations for the 2011/12 campaign by agreeing a reported €3m deal with FC Barcelona to make defender Martín Cáceres's loan move a permanent one.

The 24-year-old Uruguayan international impressed sufficiently during his 25 Spanish Liga outings for Sevilla last term to earn a contract until summer 2015. Cáceres, who is equally comfortable at right-back or centre-back, arrived in Andalusia last summer after a season at Juventus.

The former Defensor Sporting Club player first landed in Europe with Villarreal CF in 2007 and after a loan spell at RC Recreativo de Huelva he joined Barcelona for a reported €16m the following year. However, Cáceres managed only 13 Liga appearances under Josep Guardiola.

With the 2010 FIFA World Cup semi-finalist in their squad, Sevilla will compete in next term's UEFA Europa League play-off round following a fifth-place Liga finish.

Last updated: 17/06/11 15.57CET

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