Norwich City have completed the signing of Sevilla midfielder Ibrahim Amadou on an initial season-long loan deal, the club have confirmed.
It is claimed that the initial loan fee will be €1.5m with a €10.5m option to sign permanently, while Aston Villa have missed out on the player after making an attempt to sign him.
The 26-year-old joined Los Rojiblancos in the summer from Lille – a team who captained – last summer but he started just seven La Liga games last season despite not sustaining any major injuries.
The form of Mudo Vazquez, Pablo Sarabia and Ever Banega has prevented Amadou from breaking into the first-team, alongside a number of niggling muscular injuries.
However, the Andalusian club have now signed 11 new players this summer including a raft of central midfielders such as Fernando, Joan Jordan and Oliver Torres.
Yahoo Sport in France initially reported that the claims that the player would join the Canaries - who won the Championship last season - where he is now likely to play more first-team football.