Thursday June 27 2019
Barcelona sign goalkeeper Neto from Valencia

Barcelona have completed the signing of goalkeeper Neto from Valencia in a deal worth up to €35m, it has been confirmed.

Neto, 29, moved to the Mestalla from Juventus during the summer of 2017 and the Brazilian international had established himself as first choice at the club under Coach Marcelino.

He had been linked with a return to Italy while English clubs West Ham and Arsenal had also been linked, but it has now been confirmed that he will stay in La Liga.

His move to the Camp Nou follows directly that of the Blaugrana’s Jasper Cillessen moving the other way to Los Che, in a deal worth a reported €30m.

Neto has penned a four-year contract at the club and his contract will contain a €200m release clause while the fee is an upfront €26m with a further €9m in add-ons.

It has been reported that the de facto swap deal would be roughly the same transfer fee for each player.

Neto has previously played for Paranaense (2002-2011), Fiorentina (2011-2015) and Juventus (2015-2017).

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