Barcelona sign highly rated Portugal defender Nelson Semedo from Benfica

Sport360 staff 12:02 14/07/2017
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Nelson Semedo.

Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign Portugal defender Nelson Semedo from Benfica.

The 23-year-old right-back will undergo a medical with Barcelona on Friday ahead of what Spanish media are reporting will be a 30million euros transfer.

A Barcelona statement said: “Pending medical tests on Friday, the Portuguese international right-back will reinforce Barca’s defence

” Nelson Semedo is one of the brightest youngsters at Benfica. 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 attacking full-back with superb physical attributes and he will be the ninth Portuguese to wear the Barca shirt.”

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