Barca secure two important signings but for the summer

Barca secure two important signings but for the summer

Barcelona is without its main striker Luis Suarez for the remainder of the season and with the closest title race in recent memory, it was expected that the side will get a striker this January. But Blaugrana didn't. Consolation comes in the form of two young, highly-rated signings arranged for the winter.

Barca revealed it signed a 20-year-old Portuguese winger Francisco Trincao for €31,000,000 from Braga. The player who has 76 professional games, across competitions and levels, will arrive in July and sign a contract lasting until 2025. Barca put a €500,000,000 buy out clause for the left-footed versatile forward.

"I'm very happy to be able to wear the FC Barcelona shirt from July 1, which will be a great honour. Until that day comes, I am body and soul SC Braga and keep all the commitment, determination and focus to help my current team achieve many successes," wrote the 20-year-old on social media in Portuguese, Catalan, and Spanish.

Trincao has been compared to Luis Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo in his country and has recently won the league cup with Braga. 

Barca secured another young player for the summer as Matheus Fernandes will arrive from Palmeiras. Centre-midfielder will be paid €7,000,000 up front and another €3,000,000 in bonuses, Barca revealed.

The 21-year-old has made 87 professional appearances across domestic and continental games in South America. Barca placed a €300,000,000 release clause in his contract.

Barca has also agreed on several outgoing moves on the last day of the transfer window. Abel Ruiz moves on a six-month loan to Braga after which the Portuguese club has an obligation to buy him for €8,000,000.

Moussa Wague moved to Nice on loan and has an optional €10,000,000 release clause in the deal, with €500,000 in bonuses.

Most importantly, Barca sold Carles Perez for €17,000,000 to Roma and the deal is considered a blow to the Spanish side as they don't have the buy-back option as desired.


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