Barca announce deal for Euro 2016 winner

Date published: Friday 22nd July 2016 12:31

Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign Andre Gomes from Valencia for a fee of around £41.7million from Valencia.

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder had been linked with Real Madrid, Manchester United and Chelsea this summer after impressing in his two seasons at the Mestalla following his move from Benfica. The Blues reportedly failed with two bids, with Chelsea instead pushing through with a move for N’Golo Kante.

But the Catalan club have confirmed on Twitter that they have secured a deal, with the player set to sign a contract until 2021.

‘Agreement with Valencia for Andre Gomes. The player will both sign and be presented as a new Barcelona player next week,’ Barca tweeted.

Barcelona have not revealed any more details about the transfer but Marca reported that Gomes – who won Euro 2016 with Portugal – will sign a five-year deal with the Spanish champions.

Gomes, under contract with Valencia until June 2020, started 27 league games for the club in the 2015-16 campaign.

Gomes will become Barca’s fourth signing this summer following the arrivals of Samuel Umtiti, Denis Suarez and Lucas Digne.

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