Barcelona confirms Douglas deal

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The Blaugrana has announced that the right-back arrive in Catalunya before the end of the week to undergo a medical and then sign a five-year with the club.
Barcelona has agreed a transfer fee with Sao Paulo for Douglas that could rise to €5.5 million.

The Brazilian club announced last week that the right-back was bound for Camp Nou and the Blaugrana have now confirmed the 24-year-old’s imminent arrival in Catalunya.

and Sao Paulo FC have reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of the player Douglas Pereira,” read a on the Liga side’s website.

“The cost of operation is €4 million plus €1.5m in variables that are dependent upon games played.

“Douglas travel to Barcelona later this week to undergo a medical. He sign a with for the next five seasons.”

Sao Paulo president Carlos Migue Aidar admitted that he was sad to be losing Douglas and that the deal had been complicated by third-party ownership.

“This is not a moment of joy, as we are losing one of our starters, but now he be able to play at the Champions ,” he stated. [eap_ad_2] “We wish the player all the happiness, and that he may have a great spell in Spain. And who knows, maybe Sao Paulo can count on him again in a of years.

“It was a complicated deal, as the club had a third party involved, but, ultimately, Sao Paulo managed to €3.6m for its 60 per cent share on the player’s rights, as it .”

Douglas, who has never been capped at level by Brazil, becomes Barca’s fifth -profile defensive acquisition of the summer, with Claudio Bravo, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Thomas Vermaelen and Jeremy Mathieu already having arrived at Camp Nou.  ([eap_ad_3]