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BARCELONA PRESENTS THEIR FIRST MAJOR SIGNING- NELSON SEMEDO

The Catalan giants have unveiled their first major signing as they prepare for the 2017/18 season.

Nelson Cabral Semedo is a Portuguese international who was played for Benfica as a right full back. He expected to fill in the big cap created by the departure of Dani Alves last season till the year 2022.

The 23 year old player is transferred from the Estadio de Luz to  the Camp Nou for a fee of 30 million Euros as confirmed by the Barcelona President, Maria Bartomew.

“Thank you for accepting this challenge, which is to play on our team. Also thank Benfica to help us to have Nelson come to Barca, “said Bartomeu .

“We have paid 30 million for him to Benfica, plus some variables that will depend on the player’s sports performance,” said the president. After their parliaments, the Barça president showed him the Camp Nou and showed him the details of the new shirt.

 

 

Opening statement:

“First, I would like to thank Barça for this opportunity and the confidence they have placed in me, I am very proud to wear the shirt, and you can count on me for everything. I’ll do everything I can for this club. I love this club, it’s a great club. I knew that already, but I’ve realized it today. I like the city a lot as well”.

“I love playing. I never give up on a ball, I play until the final whistle. Barça can have every confidence in me. I will do everything I can to honor the shirt”.

“Everybody wants to play at Barça, I’m no exception. I was very excited by the news, but I also understand the responsibility, and I am very happy and looking forward to starting with the team”, the Portuguese right back said.

Semedo featured for the Portuguese Selacao in the just ended FIFA Confederations Cup where his outfit placed 3rd.

Nelson is of Cape Verdean decent as a result of parents origin. He first featured for Sintrense before moving to Benfica but he got two seasons’ loan at lower division side Fatima between 2013 and 2015.

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