Football NewsBarcelona, used to hiring Sevilla players
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Barcelona and Seville closed the signing of Kounde. The French central defender left Nervión to head to the Camp Nou, where Xavi, essential for his arrival, awaits him with open arms. With the passing of the Parisian, Seville and Blaugrana will complete their eighth Seville-Barcelona transfer so far this century, with an amount for the Andalusians of almost 200 million euros. Seydou Keita and Dani Alves opened the season. Both footballers arrived in the summer of 2008, in exchange for 14 and 36 million respectively. Malian and Brazilian were important figures in Pep Guardiola’s team that would end up winning the historic sextet . Keita would end up leaving Barcelona in the summer of 2012, heading to DL Aerbin in the Chinese league, after 188 games and 15 titles. Special mention deserves the carioca side. For eight seasons, Alves became undisputed at right back , adding 22 goals and 104 assists in the more than 400 games played in his two spells as a Blaugrana. The carioca has ended up being the player with the most titles in his showcases, with 41, 23 of them for Barcelona. The next to join the transfer was Adriano Correia , in July 2010. Barcelona paid 10 million euros to repeat the success achieved with Dani Alves. The Brazilian managed to lift 21 titles as a Barcelona player , including two Champions Leagues and four league titles. Although the one from Curitiba never settled in the starting eleven, he ended up being a luxury substitute playing on both wings, and even as a winger in some cases. Better luck ran Ivan Rakitic. 

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Signed in the summer of 2014 for 18 million euros, the Croatian became a fundamental piece in the Barcelon midfield, especially after the departure of Xavi Hernández. To remember, the goal was achieved in the 2015 Champions League final against Juve . Before returning to Sevilla in 2020, Rakitic played 309 games for Barceelona, with 34 goals, 42 assists and 14 titles. In 2015 and 2018 both teams agreed again for the signings of Aleix Vidal (17 million) and Clément Lenglet (36 kilos). Neither of them showed in Barcelona the level displayed in Seville . Valls’ winger played 51 games in three seasons as a Barça player, while the French central defender, after a good first campaign, has left more shadows than lights. Currently on loan at Tottenham, his relationship with the club runs until 2026.