Tha Sports Junkies 101

Barcelona Sign Benfica Nelson Semedo

Nelson Semedo Photo credit to FC Barcelona via Twitter

La Liga

Barcelona confirm an agreement is in place with Benfica for the signing of Nelson Semedo

Barcelona, Spain – Barcelona have confirm an agreement with Benfica for the signing of Nelson Semedo. A medical is pending and will occur this Friday at Camp Nou facilities.

Sporting director Roberto Fernandez were in Portugal Thursday to finalize the deal worth €35 million with variables.

The Catalan club expects him to join the team before they fly out on their preseason tour in the US on Wednesday.

Unfortunately, the club decided not to replace Dani Alves when he left for Juventus last year. They, instead, decided to stick with Sergi Roberto and Aleix Vidal. Despite the talks of bringing Hector Bellerin earlier this summer, the club was not all in agreement with the move.

The downside for Semedo is only that he has been established as a regular for Benfica during the last 18 months. This will also be the third signing for the Catalan side having signed Marlon Santos and Gerard Deulofeu.