News ID: 196706
Published: 1349 GMT 15 Jul 2017

Barcelona signs Nelson Semedo for €30m

Barcelona signs Nelson Semedo for €30m
Nelson Semedo is Barcelona’s third signing of the transfer window, following the return of Gerard Deulofeu and arrival of young center-back Marlon.
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Benfica right-back Nelson Semedo completed his €30 million move to Barcelona following a successful medical on Friday.

The 23-year-old became a priority target for Barcelona this month after it became clear that the Spanish side couldn't get Arsenal's Hector Bellerin, goal.com reported.

Barcelona announced on Thursday that it had reached a deal for Semedo after Barca’s transfer chief flew to Lisbon to negotiate the Portuguese club’s officials down from their steep €50 million valuation.

It is understood the Catalunya club will pay €30 million up front with €5 million bonuses across a five-year contract.

Semedo is new coach Ernesto Valverde's third signing of the transfer window, following the return of Gerard Deulofeu and arrival of young center-back Marlon.

President Josep Maria Bartomeu stated this week that the club hopes to complete "two or three" deals before the window closes next month.

Last season's La Liga runner up has also been linked with Brazilian midfielder Paulinho.

Barcelona faces the first match of the new season on June 22 when Blaugrana plays Juventus in the International Champions Cup, a preseason tournament taking place across the globe.

   
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