Benfica Right Back Nelson Semedo To Undergo Barcelona Medical

Benfica right back Nelson Semedo would undergo a medical on Friday after Spanish giants Barcelona said they had agreed to pay a transfer fee of 30 million euros (£26.4 million, $34.2 million).

The dal for the 23-year-old Portuguese defender could see Benfica get a further five million euros in rewards, Spanish daily papers said on Thursday.

The expense fee would make Semedo the second most expensive defender in Barcelona’s history behind Dani Alves, who cost 36 million euros including bonuses when he joined from Sevilla in 2008.

The move for Semedo takes after the return of Spain winger Gerard Deulofeu to the Camp Nou from Everton on a two-year deal.

The right-back has progressed quickly to the highest level, both with his club and the Portuguese national side, whom he represented at the last Confederations Cup.

He was a key player in Benfica’s treble-winning campaign and in two seasons has played 63 games, scoring two goals in the Portuguese League and one more in the Champions League.

At a height of 180cm, Semedo is an offensive full-back with superb physical attributes and he will be the ninth Portuguese to defend the Barça shirt.

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