Barcelona agree deal to sign Valencia midfielder

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La Liga champions Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign midfielder Andre Gomes from Valencia.

The 22-year-old made 77 appearances for Valencia in two seasons after joining from Portuguese side Benfica.

He was part of Portugal’s 2016 European Championship-winning side in France and becomes Barcelona’s fourth signing of the transfer window after Denis Suarez,Samuel Umtiti and Lucas Digne.

Reports in Spain suggest the fee could eventually reach £45.8m.

Meanwhile, Barcelona have sold 20-year-old Croatia playmaker Alen Halilovic to Hamburg for £4.2m. However the Catalan club have the option to re-sign him for £8.3m in the next two years.

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ANI