Official: Sevilla sign Baba Diawara from Maritimo

The Primera Division outfit have announced the capture of the Senegalese striker, only one day after his previous club had stressed that no agreement had been reached
Baba Diawara
Fee: Undisclosed
Contract: June 2016
Sevilla have confirmed on their official website that they have completed the transfer of attacker Baba Diawara from Maritimo for an undisclosed fee. The striker has signed a four-and-a-half year contract with the Primera Division side.

The Portuguese outfit insisted on Saturday that there was no agreement with Sevilla for the 24-year-old's transfer, but the striker has now signed a contract with the Spanish side after all.

The Andalucians were keen to add some more firepower to their squad following their relatively disappointing performances in the first half of the 2011-12 campaign - they currently sit ninth after 19 games - and head coach Marcelino has now got the striker he was after.

Diawara started his professional career in Senegal at Jeane d'Arc before joining Maritimo in the summer of 2007.

He has a limited fee release clause of €30 million in his new contract with Sevilla.