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OFFICIAL: Vitinho joins Barcelona B from Palmeiras

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The teenager arrives initially on loan

Barcelona have confirmed they have signed 19-year-old Brazilian midfielder Vitinho from Palmeiras, on loan with an option to buy.

The teenager has signed on until 30 June 2018 and will join pre-season training with the first team on Wednesday when the majority of the team return to the club.

The deal looks similar to the one that saw Marlon Santos arrive last year, with the defender signing permanently this summer.

Marlon enjoyed first-team minutes at the end of last season and impressed and hopefully Vitinho, can have a similar impact, he's certainly excited about the move.

"I am very happy. I've always been a big fan of Barca, the best club in the world, and now I can play at the same club where they succeed Rivaldo and Ronaldinho wins and now my idol: Neymar," he told the club's official website.

"In 2014 I came to Catalonia to play with the Brazilian MIC. We won the tournament and I could see the Camp Nou. When I saw him, the first thing I thought is that I would love to play in a stadium as impressive. Now I will give all Barça B because one day this dream a reality and could debut in the first team "

"I'm a playmaker to play between the lines and I really like to play by peers to create situations of goal superiority and with my past. I think the club for his style, very milloraré my game."

Vitinho will now join other Barcelona B players Adrian Ortola, Carles Aleña, Marc Cucurella and Sergi Palencia, for first-team training on Wednesday, the club have already confirmed.