Borussia Dortmund have sent Italy striker Ciro Immobile on loan to Europa League champions Sevilla following just one season in Germany after he failed to break into the first team.


The 25-year-old, who was brought in to replace Robert Lewandowski, is set to sign a one-year deal to join the Spanish league side after starting just nine league games for Dortmund last season since his transfer from Torino in 2014.

He failed to make his mark on the 2013 Champions League finalists having been the Serie A top scorer with 22 goals in 33 appearances in his final season in Italy.

He scored just three goals in 23 league appearances, most of which were off the bench.

Immobile scored four goals in six Champions League games for Dortmund last season and according to media reports, the German club will receive an initial payment of three million euros ($3.3m) for the player who cost them 18 million.

New Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel is said to have no plans for Immobile in his team and the Italian did not help his cause by oversleeping for a team public relations appointment on their recent Asia tour.

Seville confirmed the transfer on their website and said Immobile will undergo a medical in Spain on Monday.