After weeks of transfer Turmoil, the clouds of doubt about the future of Portuguese sensation Andre Gomes have finally become clear after Barcelona announced the signing of Valencia Midfielder for a sum of ₤ 45 million.
The 22 year old is highly rated among the European elites and was star for Valencia making 77 appearances for the club in the last two years after he was signed from Benfica. The midfielder star performances against the both Madrid Club last season were noteworthy. He was also part of the Portuguese Squad crowned as the European Champions in France this year.
4th signing for the Catalan club
Barcelona has a history of not being so much active in the transfer market but this season has been a complete contradiction where Luis Enrique has already made four additions to his squad. Barcelona has signed payers in almost every department to bring in the reinforcements for the stars that have departed the club.
A statement of Intent for the Rivals
Barcelona have issued a strong statement to their fierce rivals Real Madrid as Andre Gomes looked more tipped for a move to Real Madrid or Manchester United but Barcelona came out of nowhere and agreed the terms with Valencia to sign the Portuguese sensation.
A Star in the Making
Gomes stands at a height of 6 feet and 2 inches that makes him a physical threat for the opposition. The Portuguese star though is more known for his eye for the game and his dribbles. He can become the architect for the team and has showed in his days at Valencia that he is perfectly suited for Barcelona Brand of Football based on retaining possession for the most part of the match.
Where he would fit
This will be the biggest headache in the mind of Barcelona Boss to fit this creative and attacking midfielder in the superbly talented Barcelona squad as the team is already flooded with some World Class midfielder. It will be quite hard for the Portuguese to earn a spot in the favored playing 11 of Barcelona as the Spanish Champions enjoys the services of Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic in that department.
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