Barca bags Ben­fica full­back Semedo

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Barcelona has agreed to sign Ben­fica right­back Nel­son Semedo on a five-year deal, the Cata­lan gi­ant an­nounced on Thurs­day.

Barcelona said Semedo would un­dergo a med­i­cal on Fri­day af­ter Span­ish press re­ports said they had agreed to pay a trans­fer fee of around $34 mil­lion.

The deal for the 23-year-old Por­tu­gal in­ter­na­tional could see Ben­fica re­ceive a fur­ther $5.7 mil­lion in bonuses, sev­eral Span­ish news­pa­pers said.

The fee would make Semedo the sec­ond most ex­pen­sive de­fender in Barca’s his­tory be­hind Dani Alves, who cost $41 mil­lion, in­clud­ing bonuses, when he joined from Sevilla in 2008.

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