Barcelona sign Nelson Semedo for €30 million from Benfica

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The Portugal international is set to become the club's third signing of the summer following the acquisitions of Marlon and Gerard Deulofeu

Benfica right-back Nelson Semedo has completed his €30 million move to Barcelona following a successful medical on Friday.

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The 23-year-old became a priority target for Barcelona this month after it became clear they couldn't get Arsenal's Hector Bellerin.

Barca announced on Thursday that they had reached a deal for Semedo , after their transfer chief flew to Lisbon to negotiate them down from their steep €50m valuation .

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Goal understands the Catalunya club will pay €30m up front with €5m bonuses across a five-year contract.

Semedo, who has six caps for Portugal, is now in Barcelona and will join up with his team-mates for Friday evening’s training session.

He's new coach Ernesto Valverde's third signing of the transfer window, following the return of Gerard Deulofeu and arrival of young centre-back Marlon.

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President Josep Maria Bartomeu stated this week that they hope to complete "two or three" deals before the window closes next month.

Last season's La Liga runners-up have also been linked with Brazilian midfielder Paulinho and Manchester United's Ander Herrera .

Barcelona face the first match of the new season on June 22 when they play Juventus in the International Champions Cup, a pre-season tournament taking place across the globe.

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