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Hiroki Abe joins Barcelona on four-year deal

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The 20-year-old will join Barcelona B

River Plate v Kashima Antlers: 3rd Place - FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images

Barcelona confirmed on Monday that Japanese starlet Hiroki Abe has joined the club on a four-year deal.

The 20-year-old has passed a medical and signed a contract with the Spanish champions and will now join up with Barcelona B.

The Japan international has an initial release clause of €40 million while he is with Barca B, but it will rise to €100m if he links up with the first team.

Barcelona have paid Kashimi Antlers €1.1m for the 20-year-old who was voted the the J-League’s Best Young Player last season and played for Japan at the 2019 Copa America.

Welcome to Barcelona Hiroki Abe!