Barcelona confirm €12m Marlon exit as West Ham target heads to Sassuolo

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After two years as a Barca player, the 22-year-old has completed a permanent switch to the Serie A side

Sassuolo have signed Brazilian defender Marlon from Barcelona for a fee potentially rising to €12 million (£10.7m/$13.6m).

The 22-year-old found opportunities limited at Camp Nou and was recalled halfway through a two-season loan spell with Nice in order to be moved on.

Though he made just two La Liga appearances, Barca have included a buy-back option in the deal for the former Fluminense man.

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Sassuolo have paid an initial €6m with the amount to be doubled if Marlon, who reportedly attracted interest from West Ham earlier in pre-season, plays 50 games for his new club.

The Blaugrana will receive 50 per cent of any future fee if he does not reach that mark.

The versatile ex-Brazil Under-20 international could make his Serie A debut at home to Inter this Sunday.

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