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Barcelona to sign the Brazilian talent

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FC Barcelona are looking into the Brazilian market after Real Madrid secured the services of a couple of big talents from Brazil.

Barcelona set their sights on Palmeiras’ midfielder, Matheus Fernandes.

The 21-year-old is a surprise signing, given his lack of nation-wide reputation.

However, Barca are obviously looking at Arturo Vidal’s long-term replacement.

Fernandes is a defensive midfielder, capable of breaking up attacks, as well as bursting forward.

He will be joining the B-team first, before making his way to the senior squad.

According to Gerard Romero, Barcelona will pay Palmerias €11 million.

It’s a surprise signing, but could also be a big one for the future for Barca.