Transfer news

Sevilla complete Reyes signing

January 5, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Sevilla have completed the signing of Jose Antonio Reyes from Atletico Madrid.

Jose Antonio Reyes
GettyImagesJose Antonio Reyes made his name at Sevilla before making a big-money move to Arsenal

Reyes, 28, who had been a target for Galatasaray in the summer, has signed a contract with Sevilla until 2015 after a reported €3.5 million fee was agreed.

The midfielder began his career with Sevilla and broke into the Spanish national team during his time with the club, but he left in 2004 for Arsenal.

Although part of the Premier League title-winning side in 2003-04 and winning the FA Cup in 2005, Reyes struggled to adapt to life in England and spent the 2006-07 season on loan at Real Madrid, where he won the La Liga title.

He then made a permanent switch to Atletico Madrid but, after finding himself down the pecking order this season, he has now made the return to Sevilla.