Sevilla have completed the signing of France Under-19 international Geoffrey Kondogbia for an undisclosed fee.
The 19-year-old has put pen-to-paper on a five-year contract at Estadio Ramon Sanchez.
Kondogbia had attracted interest from across Europe after breaking into the Lens first-team two years ago.
Premier League side Reading were believed to be leading the race for the £4million-rated star after Lens sporting director Antoine Sibierski admitted he was resigned to him leaving.
However, it is Primera Liga side Sevilla who have won the race to Kondogbia's signature after he agreed personal terms and passed a medical on Tuesday.