Barca Get Right Benfica Right Back
Barcelona will soon be bringing new players both in the transfer market this summer. Barca have reached an agreement with Benfica for the transfer of right-back Nelson Semedo.
Barca reportedly spent 30 million euros (about Rp 456.5 billion) to buy Semedo from Benfica. This amount does not include other additional potential of five million euros (about Rp 76 billion).
“FC Barcelona and Benfica have reached a transfer agreement of Nelson Semedo, who will undergo medical tests in Barcelona on Friday,” Barca wrote in a statement on its official website.
Semedo, now 23, became the second player to be recruited Barca this summer. He overtook Gerard Deulofeu, who was sent home from Everton.
The presence of Semedo is expected to be a solution to Barca’s weakness in the right-back position. The Blaugrana found it difficult to find a worthy replacement since Dani Alves left last year. Barca tried to bring home Hector Bellerin, but Arsenal insisted it would not sell it.
With a 1.8 meter posture, Semedo is known to have a strong physical and high attacking instinct. He scored two goals and 12 assists for Benfica in 47 matches last season.
Semedo has also felt the experience at international level by strengthening the Portugal national team and to date collecting six caps.