Madrid - Spanish giants Sevilla announced on Thursday the signing of Sergio Sanchez from Espanyol, for a fee believed to be in the region of 4 million euros (5.68 million dollars).
Sanchez, 23, has signed a four-year contract with Sevilla, who will go directly into the Champions League group phase after finishing third in La Liga.
He is an offensive-minded right-back who has played for Spain at
Under -21 level. Sevilla have been looking for an energetic right- back since selling Dani Alves to Barcelona a year ago.
Sanchez is Sevilla's second summer signing, after midfielder Didier Zokora from Tottenham Hotspur.(dpa)