Barcelona have announced the signing of Nelson Semedo from Benfica.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 13, 2017
The 23-year old – pending a medical – will sign a reported five-year deal with the club. The offensive right-back represented his country Portugal in the recently concluded FIFA Confederations Cup.
Yesssssss. Excellent signing. Welcome to Barça, Nelsinho ❤?
— D (@Barca_36) July 13, 2017
Semedo played for Benfica for the past two-seasons, making 63 appearances for the club helping them to a league and cup double last season.
Really like Nelson Semedo. €30m is pretty damn reasonable considering the market. Smart player, very good attacker.
— Sam Tighe ? (@stighefootball) July 13, 2017
Semedo will be the replacement Barcelona have been looking for at right-back since the departure of Brazilian Dani Alves. The signing of Semedo could also mean that Barcelona’s pursuit of Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin is now over.
Barcelona have a new right-back! pic.twitter.com/TktyKxgAz7
— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 13, 2017
The fee for Semedo is said to be €30million which could rise to €35million – making him the most expensive defender ever bought by the club.