Semedo completes Barcelona switch

Barcelona's new signing Nelson Semedo Barcelona's new signing Nelson Semedo

Portuguese right-back Nelson Semedo completed his move from Benfica to Spanish giants Barcelona after passing a medical at the Camp Nou.

The club announced 24 hours earlier that an initial fee of €30-million had been agreed for the Portugal defender, who has signed a five-year deal at Camp Nou after passing a medical.

Barca reportedly turned to Semedo after being rebuffed by Arsenal in their pursuit of Hector Bellerin, with a new right-back having been designated as one of their priorities for next season.

The 23-year-old is new coach Ernesto Valverde’s third signing in the transfer window, following the arrivals of Gerard Deulofeu and young centre-back Marlon.

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