Transfer

Official: Barca brings in new midfielder

Barca announced Tuesday evening, that the 19-year-old Brazilian midfielder, Vitinho, has joined the club.

Barca has rented Vitinho from Palmeiras for one year with an option to sign him for €12 million.

The plan is for the young player to play with the Barca B squad, however, he is expected to join the first team training which starts later today.

The 19-year-old Brazilian is being considered as one of the best midfield talents in Brazil, and he is also a regular at the Brazilian under-20 team. He is known for his speed, creativity, technical ability, free kicks and a great overview making him a good assist maker.

According to Sport, his current manager Cucu said: “When a team like Barcelona come, you have to be happy with what you’re doing. If he goes [permanently], brilliant, if he comes back, he will do so with more quality.”