Barcelona have completed the signing of Eupen full-back and Senegal international Moussa Wague, it has been confirmed.
The 19-year-old starred for his nation in this summer’s World Cup in Russia, finding the net in a 2-2 group stage with Japan and becoming the youngest African goalscorer in finals’ history.
The move is in the region of €5m while his long-term deal at the Catalan giants will include a €100m release clause.
Reports state that Barca want to push Sergi Roberto into a central midfielder role and see Wague as having the potential to challenge Nelson Semedo for a first-team spot at right-back.
The club’s general manager Pep Segura and sporting director Eric Abidal worked on the deal which has now brought the Senegalese defender to the Camp Nou.
Wague joined Belgian club Eupen last season from Qatar’s Aspire Academy and has made a total of 52 professional appearances for club and country.
The report states the plan would be initially to put the defender into the Barca B team before challenging for a first-team slot.