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Official: Barca Unveil New African

Official: FC Barcelona Unveil New African

By David Kappel - Aug 08, 2018 01:33 PM @kappilinho

Continuing with their squad revamp, FC Barcelona have now unveiled their latest African signing, who has a €100 million release clause in his contract with the Blaugrana.

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The Catalan giants announced the signing of Senegal right-back Moussa Wague on Friday. The 19-year-old joined the Spanish giants from Belgian side KAS Eupen for €5 million (R77 million), as confirmed by the club.

Wague put pen to paper on a five-year deal, and his contract includes a €100 million (R1.54 billion) release clause. He passed his medical on Friday, and was greeted by Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

He was officially unveiled on Wednesday morning, accompanied by Barcelona's general manager of football, Jose Segura, as well as the club's heads of youth football, Jose Mari Bakero and Guillermo Amor.

Wague has already made 13 appearances for Senegal's senior national team and stole the headlines during the World Cup when he became the youngest African player in history to score at the global showpiece.

Barcelona announced on Friday that Wague will initially be registered with the club's reserve side, with reports suggesting he will train with the first team and is seen as long-term replacement for former Blaugrana stalwart Dani Alves at right-back.

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One of the reasons why he could not be registered with the first team is the fact that Barcelona currently have too many non-European players in their squad.

Of Philippe Coutinho, Arthur, Malcom, Arturo Vidal, Yerry Mina and Marlon, only three can be registered with the first team, and while the latter two are expected to leave, Coutinho will reportedly gain Portuguese citizenship and fall out of the non-European quota.

Do you think Wague can gain a place in Barca's first team? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Breezy@1985 Joined: 25 Jul 2018
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Breezy@1985 Aug 08, 2018 04:17 PM
Some release clause are just a joke and ridiculous.You buy a player for 5 million euros and insert a release clause of 100 Mill E in his contract.
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Aug 08, 2018 03:43 PM
Barca should loan him to other teams so he can get a game time and expirience!
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nazzi the second Joined: 23 Oct 2017
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nazzi the second Aug 08, 2018 03:13 PM
it's not that bad in belgian league after all, if Tau is good and performs in belgium he will probably end up in everton before the age of 28 it's all about working hard, who knows maybe even abo schalke or even hotspurs

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