Madrid - Sevilla sold their star striker Alvaro Negredo to English Premier League runners-up Manchester City on Wednesday, the Spanish Liga side said.
"It is now official: Alvaro Negredo is a new Manchester City player, pending a medical," the club said in a statement, announcing a farewell ceremony for him later on Wednesday evening.
Spain international Negredo, 27, follows winger Jesus Navas, signed last month from Sevilla by the English club whose new manager has also moved from Spain -- Chilean Manuel Pellegrini from Malaga.
Sevilla's president Jose Maria del Nido earlier said City would pay "many millions" of euros to sign Negredo, without giving a specific figure. British media reports put the sum at around €28 million.
"Manchester City is buying a magnificent player, the top Spanish goalscorer in the Spanish league," Del Nido told a news conference, referring to Negredo's 25 Liga goals last season.
"Sevilla is getting a great deal and the player is signing the contract of his life, so I think we should all be happy."