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Barcelona sign Neto from Valencia

AP
Published : Jun 27, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
Updated : Jun 27, 2019, 3:32 pm IST

The transfer completes a swap a day after Barcelona sold Jasper Cillessen to Valencia.

The 29-year-old Neto helped Valencia qualify for the Champions League with a fourth-place finish for the past two seasons. (Photo: Neto Murara/Twitter)
 The 29-year-old Neto helped Valencia qualify for the Champions League with a fourth-place finish for the past two seasons. (Photo: Neto Murara/Twitter)

Barcelona: Barcelona says Brazilian goalkeeper Neto will sign a four-year contract with the Spanish champions.

The transfer completes a swap a day after Barcelona sold Jasper Cillessen to Valencia.

Barcelona says it is paying 26 million euros (29.5 million dollars) plus possibly another 9 million euros (10.2 million dollars) in variables for Neto. Valencia paid Barcelona 35 million euros (40 million dollars) for Cillessen.

Neto will replace Cillessen, who played as a backup for Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the Champions League and the Spanish league and only regularly started in the Copa del Rey.

The 29-year-old Neto helped Valencia qualify for the Champions League with a fourth-place finish for the past two seasons in Spain. He also played in Italy at Juventus as a backup to Gianluigi Buffon and at Fiorentina after starting at Brazilian club Paranaense.

Tags: fc barcelona, la liga, neto
Location: Spain, Katalonia, Barcelona