The FC Barcelona announced on Wednesday morning that it sells to the Portuguese side Nelson Semedo at the Wolves $ 30 million over 10 variables. For two days the defender was already in England to close the last fringes of the operation and finally, an exit has been announced that will allow the Catalans to enter money in the box to face the signing of Sergio Dest. The club, in its statement, wanted to publicly express its gratitude to Semedo for his commitment and dedication and wished him many successes in the future.
The player even said goodbye to Barcelona even before the club made its sale official. Semedo himself had said goodbye yesterday to the Barca fans and his teammates: “Thank you very much FC Barcelona for having given me the opportunity to live the dream of wearing this shirt, of playing at the Camp Nou, of learning from the best of the world.
Thank you for making me grow as a player and as a person. It has been three wonderful years that I will never forget. Thank my colleagues, staff, fans, and all the people who have helped me since I arrived today. I wish you the best of luck in the world. Eternally grateful, ”wrote the 26-year-old Portuguese international right back.
He will sign for five seasons, until 2025, and will reach a club with a majority Portuguese colony and in which his agent, Jorge Mendes, has a lot of hands. His compatriot Nuno Espiritu Santo is the coach.
Barca’s treasury problems forced Semedo to remove the non-transferable poster, the same one that Bartomeu himself put up after the debacle against Bayern. This income is the second-highest in the operation that started this summer, behind Arthur (72 plus 10), although the Brazilian’s departure for Juve was linked to the arrival of Pjanic.
It remains to be seen if this sale, of course, important in terms of income, is another step towards being able to undertake the signing of Lautaro. Who would still have much more travel ahead, not only the sale of Semedo, or if on the contrary used to lighten the wage bill and use that money to pay part of the chips due to losses from confinement.
With the departure of Semedo, who arrived at Barca a year after the departure of Dani Alves to Juventus, Sergi Roberto returns to stay as then, season 16-17, as the only right-back of the squad, waiting for the technical secretariat find a replacement on the market. From the Netherlands, they pointed with the good sense to Serginho Dest like Ronald Koeman’s taste, although Bayern had taken advantage a few days ago.
At 19, the American is a product of the Ajax quarry that last year took over the right-handed lane of the club. Another option on the table is Bellerin, the Spaniard from Arsenal who could come on loan to Barcelona. More difficult, although not impossible, is Emerson, Betis ‘2’ bought from the lemon by the Barcelona club and Betis and for which Barca has an option for next season.