It seems like a simple rumor coming from Brazil is indeed turning into Barcelona's first signing of the season.
According to a report from ESPN Brasil, Lucas Lima has agreed a five-year contract with the Catalan giants and will join the club in January once his deal with Santos is over. The 26-year-old's signing was asked by Neymar and president Josep Maria Bartomeu agreed to get the player on a free transfer.
The report also says that Lima will earn four million euros per season and will have a €5 million signing bonus attached to his deal. Every detail of the contract has been finalized and agreed this week and Barça are expected to announce Lucas Lima's signing after July 1st, when he is legally able to sign a pre-contract with the Blaugrana.
Lucas Lima has scored two goals in 13 matches as a Brazil international.