Barcelona sign Gomes, ex­tend Mascher­ano stay

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Barcelona have signed An­dre Gomes from Va­len­cia for an ini­tial 35m euros (£29.3m), and given Javier Mascher­ano a new three-year con­tract.

Gomes, 22, joins af­ter help­ing Por­tu­gal win Euro 2016, and could cost a fur­ther 20m euros (£16.7m) in add-on fees.

“Barca re­lates to my way of play­ing football and my iden­tity,” said Gomes.

Mascher­ano, 32, has made 247 ap­pear­ances for Barcelona since join­ing from Liver­pool in 2010, win­ning four La Liga ti­tles and two Cham­pi­ons Leagues.

Gomes is the club’s fourth sum­mer sign­ing, af­ter French de­fend­ers Sa­muel Umtiti and Lu­cas Digne joined from Lyon and Paris St-Ger­main re­spec­tively, and Denis Suarez re-signed af­ter a sea­son at Vil­lar­real.

An­dre Gomes

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