Barcelona sign Andre Gomes

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Reports from Spain claim that Barcelona have agreed a deal with Valencia for midfielder Andre Gomes. Barcelona will reportedly pay 35 million euros up front with the possibility of another 20 million euros in add-ons. Martin Montoya will also be a part of the deal although its not yet clear if it is a loan deal or a permanent transfer. Cristian Tello and Sergi Samper could also be loaned to Valencia.

The signing would represent a major coup for Barcelona who would have pipped Real MadridChelsea and Manchester United to the signing at much less than the reported 60 million euro fee.

Gomes (22) joined Valencia from Benfica for a reported 15 million euro fee at the start of last season following an impressive 2014-2015 season on loan at los Che.He played in 41 games total scoring 5 goals most famous of which was this fantastic strike at the Santiago Bernabeu. following which he was a part of the Portugal team that won Euro 2016.

Gomes signing may spell the end of Arda Turan’s time at Barca given that current midfield lineup including Ivan Rakitic, Sergi Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Rafinha, Denis Suarez, Javier Mascherano, Arda Turan and Sergi Roberto. Turan has been linked with a moves to England, Italy and China over the summer with the latest rumor placing him at Arsenal.

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