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Official: Barca Sign African

Official: FC Barcelona Sign African

By David Kappel - Aug 03, 2018 08:10 PM @kappilinho

FC Barcelona have announced the signing of an African who made the headlines during the 2018 FIFA World Cup and will become the tenth player from Africa to wear the Blaugrana shirt.

Click through the gallery above to see the other Africans who have played for Barcelona.

The Catalan giants have concluded the transfer of Senegal's Moussa Wague from KAS Eupen.

A statement on the club's website read:

"FC Barcelona and KAS Eupen have reached an agreement for the transfer of Moussa Wague, pending the signing of the contract, which will take place in the coming days. Wague, who passed the relevant medical tests this Friday morning, will train for the first time with his team-mates this Saturday morning at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper."

Wague wrote the headlines for Senegal during the World Cup after becoming the youngest African in history to score at the global showpiece when he netted against Japan.

The right-back is just 19 years old, but has already made 13 appearances for the Lions of Teranga, and it has been reported that he will at first be registered with Barca's B side, but will train with the first team.

It is believed the club have high hopes that he will soon push for a spot in the first team, in which Nelson Semedo and Sergi Roberto are the two favoured right-back options.

Read: 9 Players On Barca's Axe List?

Wague is the Blaugrana's fourth signing in this window, after Arthur Melo, Clement Lenglet and Malcom.

What do you make of Barcelona's transfer business in this window so far? Have your say in the comments section below.


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Aug 04, 2018 11:32 PM
Was the any reason to sign him while he's gonna play in 2nd team
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kg_4_khosi Aug 04, 2018 01:37 PM
Your headline is pure nonsense it’s high time you decolonize yourself. Is he any less better coz he’s african?? When they signed Vidal was your headline “Barca sign South American “? The boy played at the World Cup so every soccer loving person knows him atleast if maybe it was some unknown then just maybe I would have forgiven you
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George Hansen Aug 04, 2018 01:33 PM
Yeah it looks like Africans don't get the best treatment in Baca. Is like they are doing Africans a favour by signing them, that is the problem.
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Matayitayi Aug 04, 2018 12:00 PM
Viva Africans
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Don_Corlion Aug 04, 2018 08:46 AM
The lack of respect you have for Afrika mr. editor, kusho khona ukuthi you didn't see anything wrong with your headline "Official: Barca Sign African"?
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Sucker Punch The Legend Aug 04, 2018 06:43 AM
I hope we won't be mistreated like they always do to the Africans.
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joemak Aug 04, 2018 03:53 AM
We have signed Arturo Vidal coweditor, that is the news of the day...but this small boy is welcome too.

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