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OFFICIAL: Marlon Santos joins Sassuolo

SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 04: Marlon Santos #5 of FC Barcelona competes for the ball during the International Champions Cup match against AC Milan at Levi's Stadium on August 4, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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The Barcelona center-back has been transferred to the Italian club for €6 million and the chance to buy him back

Just one day before the closing of the Italian summer transfer window, Sassuolo has announced a new signing.

In a report by Calcio Mercato, Barcelona’s Marlon Santos has been transferred to Sassuolo on a permanent basis.

The 22-year-old Brazilian defender made only two appearances for La Liga team last season and now can start a new dream in the Italian Serie A.

“Marlon Santos da Silva Barbosa has been acquired on a permanent basis from Barcelona, who will have the right to repurchase the player,” Sassuolo’s statement read.

“FC Barcelona and US Sassuolo Calcio have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Marlon Santos. The Italian club will pay FC Barcelona 6 million euros.”

“FC Barcelona retains the right to buy back the player and 50% of the economic rights on any future sale,” the press release says.

“The clause regarding future sale will not come into effect if Marlon plays 50 games with US Sassuolo Calcio, at which point the Italian club is obliged to pay another 6 million euros.”