Rik Sharma of Catalan newspaper Sport reported the move is likely to be completed this weekend. The player is scheduled to take a major step in completing his City exit on Sunday:
Nolito went to the Etihad Stadium from Celta Vigo just last summer. He now moves back to Spain's top flight after having made just nine Premier League starts under manager Pep Guardiola.
Football writer Shane Burns critiqued the Spaniard's low contribution at City, referring to the would-be successive red cards he would have picked up for head-butting two players in two Premier League matches:
One might have thought the former Barcelona B star would be able to maintain his stellar La Liga form under old Blaugrana mentor Guardiola, but his transition to English football was underwhelming to say the least.
But after scoring 39 goals and recording 23 assists in 103 appearances for Celta, per Transfermarkt, he now joins another familiar face, Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo, who was his manager for two years at Balaidos.
Nolito was a force to be reckoned with during his three seasons with Celta, having never failed to score fewer than 12 goals per term. However, it's unclear how prominent a figure he'll be at Sevilla.