Spain’s worst kept secret has finally been made public.
On Thursday, the transfer of José Antonio Reyes from Atletico Madrid to Sevilla was announced by the Andalusian club.
Reyes will sign a contract for three and a half years at the club where he left exactly eight years ago.
Back then, Sevilla sold their young star for £17 million (€20m). Now, the 28-year-old only cost them €3.5 million to re-acquire.
The transfer fee could increase by another million if certain incentives are met.
La Perla made 152 appearances for Atleti and scored 13 goals, with his most important strike as a Rojiblanco taking place on the 29 August 2010, when we beat Inter in the UEFA Super Cup.
Are you disappointed by Reyes’ decision to leave, or did you see this coming? Will he be welcomed with open arms when he returns to the Vicente Calderón next season donning the shirt of one of our fiercest rivals?