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Barcelona completes first signing of summer

Barcelona completes first signing of summer
Barcelona have made their first signing of the summer, completing a deal for Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo from Gremio on a six-year contract.

Barca and Gremio had originally agreed for a deal to be done next January, upon the conclusion of the Brazilian season, but a number of factors led the La Liga champions to fast-track the transfer.

The decisions of Andres Iniesta and Paulinho to leave the club opened up a space in midfield, while Yerry Mina's struggles to adapt after arriving last January left Barca sceptical about another midseason signing.

The La Liga club said in a statement on their official website that the transfer fee for the 21-year-old was €31 million, with €9m more in potential bonuses.
"The player will sign a contract with the club for the following six seasons, until the end of the 2023-24 campaign," the statement said.

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