Barcelona capture Portugal’s Andre Gomes from Valencia

Barcelona have signed Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes from Valencia on a five-year contract that costed 50 million euros.

By: Reuters | Published: July 27, 2016 5:04 pm
Andre Gomes, Andre Gomes Football, Andre Gomes Barcelona, Andre Gomes Valencia, Andre Gomes Portugal, Football, Sports news, sports FC Barcelona’s new signing Andre Gomes gestures upon his arrival at the club’s office. (Source: AP)

Barcelona have completed the signing of Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes from Valencia on a five-year contract, the Spanish champions said on Wednesday.

Neither club released any financial details but Marca reported that Gomes cost 50 million euros ($54.99 million).

Barca had reached agreement with Valencia last week to acquire the 22-year-old, who was in the Portugal squad at Euro 2016 where the country won their first major title.

He came off the bench in Portugal’s 2-0 semi-final win over Wales but did not appear in the final against hosts France.

Barcelona’s website (www.fcbarcelona.com) shows a picture of a smiling Gomes shaking hands with club president Josep Maria Bartomeu and the message: “Welcome Andre to FC Barcelona.”

Attacking midfielder Gomes had been linked to Barca’s arch-rivals Real Madrid and Manchester United after an impressive two seasons at Valencia who he joined from Benfica.

Gomes, who started 27 Liga games for Valencia in the 2015-16 campaign, becomes Barca’s fourth close-season signing after the arrival of Samuel Umtiti, Denis Suarez and Lucas Digne.

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