• Kyodo


Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake has completed his move to Spanish League club Sevilla, signing a four-year deal, the Europa League champion announced on its website on Friday.

The 26-year-old Kiyotake, who has twice broken metatarsal bones in his right foot over the past 12 months, agreed to join Sevilla earlier this month and finalized the move after passing a medical.

A product of Oita Trinita’s youth program, Kiyotake moved from Cerezo to Nuremberg in the summer of 2012 but suffered relegation in his second season.

A similar story followed with Hannover, suffering another drop in his second season this past campaign in which he scored five goals and assisted with six in 21 games.

Sevilla won its third straight Europa League title last month and will compete in the Champions League next season.

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