Barcelona are close to completing the signing of Valencia defender Hugo Guillamon, according to a report in Superdeporte.
It is said that the Blaugrana have been monitoring the progress of the 20-year-old for a significant time, and the player debuted in La Liga for Los Che in Saturday’s three-goal loss at Real Sociedad.
Guillamon’s contract at the Mestalla is set to expire this summer and he would theoretically join the Catalan giants on a free contract.
The idea from the club is said to be to integrate the central defender – an Under-19 European Championships winner with Spain – an initial spot in the club’s B team.
Albert Celades used him against Chelsea in the Champions League and the Copa del Rey against Ebro, while he made his league debut against La Real – where he replaced Eliaquim Mangala.
It is said that Guillamon will pen a long-term deal at the Camp Nou.
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