Defender Marlon Santos secures permanent Barcelona switch

ShareClose Comments
The Brazilian has completed a permanent move to the Spanish side in a deal that could signal the end of Jeremy Mathieu's Camp Nou career

Barcelona have confirmed the signing of defender Marlon Santos on a permanent three-year deal.

The 21-year-old had been on loan at the club from Fluminense in 2016-17 and, although he spent most of his time with the B team, he made three senior appearances under Luis Enrique.

Man Utd sign Linelof from Benfica

The Brazilian had been linked with a possible move elsewhere but Barca have taken up their option on the player, who is now contracted to the Camp Nou club until 2020.

It has been reported in Spain that new head coach Ernesto Valverde has been suitably impressed with Marlon to consider keeping him in the first-team fold for next season, despite reports that Real Betis are interested in a loan deal.

The news is likely to increase speculation that Jeremy Mathieu's time at Camp Nou is coming to an end, however.

The France international, who will be 34 in October, has been linked with Greek Superleague champions Olympiacos.

Next article:
Arsenal team news: Giroud & Welbeck start against Cologne in Europa League clash
Next article:
Football Manager 2018: AC Milan, PSG & the best teams to manage in the game
Next article:
UEFA investigating Bayern after fans throw fake money in protest over Champions League prices
Next article:
ISL 2017: Chennaiyin FC 3-0 NorthEast United: Poor defending costs Highlanders three points down south
Next article:
Premier League fixtures: Christmas & festive season times, dates and TV schedule
Close