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Barcelona announce Matheus Fernandes to join from Palmeiras in July

Another youngster has been snapped up

Gremio v Palmeiras - Brasileirao Series A 2019 Photo by Lucas Uebel/Getty Images

Barcelona have been busy on deadline day in the January window and have confirmed another deal after reaching agreement with Palmeiras for midfielder Matheus Fernandes.

The 21-year-old midfielder will join the club in the summer for a fee of €7 million plus €3m in add-ons on a five-year contract.

Here’s the official statement:

“FC Barcelona and Palmeiras have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Matheus Fernandes Siqueira and he will join the Club on 1 July 2020.

“The transfer fee will be 7 million euros plus 3 million in add on and the player will sign a five year contract that will take him up to the end of the 2024/25 season and his buy out clause is set at 300 million euros.”

Source | FC Barcelona

Fernandes had already pretty much confirmed the deal on social media earlier in the day with a lengthy goodbye message and a change to his bio.

Barcelona say he “stands out for his defensive qualities in midfield” and describe him as a holding midfield who loves to win the ball back.

Real Valladolid announced later on Friday that the midfielder would spent the rest of the season on loan at the Estadio José Zorrilla.

Welcome to Barcelona Matheus Fernandes!

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