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Barcelona Sign Andre Gomes

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Barcelona agree deal to sign Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes

Barcelona, Spain – La Liga champions Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign midfielder Andre Gomes from Valencia, the club announced.

The Portuguese midfielder will formalize the deal and be officially presented as a new Cule player next week.

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder had been linked with Real Madrid and Manchester United after impressing in his two seasons at Valencia having joined them from Benfica.

“Agreement with Valencia for André Gomes. The player will both sign and be presented as a new Barcelona player next week,” Barça tweeted.

Barcelona have not revealed any more details about the transfer but Marca reported that Gomes will sign a five-year deal and join the Spanish champions for 50 million euros.

Gomes, under contract with Valencia until June 2020, started 27 league games for the club in the 2015-16 campaign.

Meanwhile, Barcelona have sold 20-year-old Croatia play-maker Alen Halilovic to Hamburg for 5 million euros. However, the Catalan club have the option to re-sign him for 10 million euros in the next two years.