Barcelona agree deal to sign Benfica and Portugal right-back Nelson Semedo

Barcelona agree deal for Benfica's Semedo
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Barcelona confirm the agreement of a deal to sign Benfica right-back Nelson Semedo on a five-year contract, pending a medical on Friday.

Barcelona have confirmed that they have agreed a deal to sign Benfica right-back Nelson Semedo on a five-year contract, pending a medical.

The 23-year-old, who has two senior international caps for Portugal, has previously been linked with Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Manchester City.

However, the Spanish giants have all but won the race for Semedo's services in a deal reported to be in the region of £26m.

"FC Barcelona and Benfica have reached an agreement for the transfer of Nelson Semedo, pending medical tests on Friday in Barcelona," a statement on the Blaugrana website said.

"Semedo is an offensive full-back with superb physical attributes and he will be the ninth Portuguese to defend the Barca shirt."

Semedo played 63 times for Benfica in the past two seasons, winning two Primeira Liga titles.

Benfica's defender Nelson Semedo during the match between SL Benfica and Estoril Praia at Estadio da Luz on August 16, 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.
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