Barcelona officials are close to securing the signing of Valencia goalkeeper Neto, making it the Catalan giants’ first deal in the current summer transfer market, according to press reports.
Neto will move from Valencia, who will sign the Dutch goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, who is expected to end the Neto deal next Tuesday.
Barcelona’s first new signing this summer will be Brazilian goalkeeper Neto. The agreement between the clubs is for 25 million euros and it will not be a swap deal technically. Neto will first sign for Barça and later on Cillessen will seal his move to Valencia. [sport] pic.twitter.com/xB4hQaXgBA
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According to the Spanish newspaper “Diario Sport” that the contract, which will move Neto to Barcelona worth up to 25 million euros, although it is not a reciprocal deal.
Although Neto was the first choice in Valencia, the tense relationship between the goalkeeper and Marcelino, the bat’s chief coach, was the main reason for his departure from the squad.
The Valencia technical team is very pleased with Célèsen’s desire to sign a goalkeeper with experience in the Champions League.
Cillessen’s departure from the Camp Nou walls was inevitable although his contract extends until 2021, he is also displeased with the lack of reliance on him By the coach Ernesto Valverde, who prefers the constant use of German André Terje Stegen.