Sevilla strike Nolito deal with City

Nolito is on the verge of returning to his homeland after Sevilla confirmed they have agreed a deal with Manchester City to sign the winger.

The Spain international only joined the Citizens 12 months ago from Celta Vigo, but failed to establish himself in Pep Guardiola's side, starting just 14 games across all competitions.

Nolito admitted last month that his family had struggled to acclimatise to the weather in England, and an exit looked likely after he was deemed surplus to requirements by Guardiola ahead of the new campaign.

Los Rojiblancos announced over the weekend that the 30-year-old is due to arrive in Andalusia for a medical as he moves closer to reuniting with former Celta head coach Eduardo Berizzo at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

"Sevilla and Manchester City have reached an agreement in principle, pending a medical and the signing of the contract, for the transfer of Nolito to the Seville side for the next three seasons," read a statement on the Spanish club's official website.

"Nolito is an attacker that moves mostly down the left wing and will turn 31 in October. The player will arrive in Seville this Sunday to undergo his medical tests."