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Official: Barca’s Second Signing Revealed

Official: FC Barcelona's Second Signing Revealed

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jul 14, 2017 08:42 AM @KurtLaduma

Spanish giants FC Barcelona have confirmed their second signing ahead of the 2017/18 season.

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The Catalan club have been searching for a right-back in recent weeks, with players like Djibril Sidibe, Hector Bellerin and Joao Cancelo being linked with the club.

Barca have now confirmed the signing of Nelson Semedo from Portuguese giants Benfica, who will undergo his medical on Friday.

“FC Barcelona and Benfica have reached an agreement for the transfer of Nelson Semedo, pending medical tests on Friday in Barcelona,” the club said in a statement on their website.

“The right-back has progressed quickly to the highest level, both with his club and the Portuguese national side, whom he represented at the last Confederations Cup.

“He was a key player in Benfica’s treble-winning campaign and in two seasons has played 63 games, scoring two goals in the Portuguese League and one more in the Champions League.

“At a height of 180cm, Semedo is an offensive full-back with superb physical attributes and he will be the ninth Portuguese to defend the Barça shirt.”

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The 23-year-old represented Benfica on 63 occasions, winning five trophies at the club, while also winning the league’s Breakthrough Player of the Year in the previous campaign.

Do you think Semedo will succeed at Barca? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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qinisokant Joined: 09 Jul 2017
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qinisokant Jul 14, 2017 02:04 PM
Abantu bayakhuluma ungafungukuthi bayakwazi nokulikhahlelibhola
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luckykumwenda@gmail.com Jul 14, 2017 11:35 AM
There is no good player inportufal apart from Penaldo and Nani
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Melucy Khosiboy khb Jul 14, 2017 10:43 AM
I wonder kuthi uzoletha ini ku barca
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lulikho Jul 14, 2017 10:04 AM
@Thierry Henry No good player but European Champions.
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thobz09 Jul 14, 2017 09:41 AM
@Thierry Henry lol except that young boy with dreadlocks who plays for Bayern Munich and that guy who wears no.10 for Portugal...otherwise the rest are really average players lol
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jul 14, 2017 09:35 AM
Since i notice this guy in Benfica i m sure his gonna succes wth Barca once they gv him a chance to play he wll never disapoint
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Thierry Henry Jul 14, 2017 09:16 AM
There is no good player in Portugal
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Gupta_Ace Jul 14, 2017 09:16 AM
Great news
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OSKIE Jul 14, 2017 08:50 AM
his stats is impressive
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Tedd Jul 14, 2017 08:48 AM
That's wonderful, defence and central are a priority for barca.

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