Gael Kalkuta has left Chelsea to join Spanish club, Sevilla on a four-year deal.
The Blues’ signing of the France youth international in 2007 initially resulted in a transfer ban for the club and suspension for Kalkuta as a result of a breach of his contract with his previous club Lens.
It’s been eight years since official confirmation of the 23-year-old’s contract at Stamford Bridge and after six loan spells away from the Premier League champions; he has finally signed with back-to-back Europa League winners having passed a medical with the Spanish club.
“It’s true that I’ve been in many clubs throughout my career but now I want to find continuity here,” he said. “My idea is to remain here for a long time.
“My departure from Chelsea has been fast. I didn’t have to speak to [Chelsea coach Jose] Mourinho.”
Kalkuta spent most of his Chelsea contract on loan at Fulham, Bolton Wanderers, Dijon, Vitesse Arnheim, Lazio and last season with Rayo Vallecano, where he scored four times in 24 league matches.