Another less partner for Messi: Barcelona sold Semedo to Wolverhampton for 40 million euros

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Barcelona keeps moving in the market and Nelson Semedo found an unthinkable dose of oxygen for his treasury on the right back. It is that the club that for now keeps Lionel Messi as its emblem confirmed on Wednesday the sale of the Portuguese defender to Wolverhampton of England for 40 million euros.

“FC Barcelona and Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Nélson Semedo. The English team will pay 30 million euros plus another 10 in variables,” the Catalan club announced in an official statement.

Semedo played three years for Barcelona and played 122 games, 82 in the Spanish League, 23 in the Champions League, 16 in the Copa del Rey and 2 in the Spanish Super Cup.

The 26-year-old Portuguese scored two goals and won four titles: two Leagues (2017/18 and 2018/19), a Copa del Rey (2017/18) and a Spanish Super Cup (2018/19).

“It is not often to have the opportunity to sign a world-class player. The arrival of Nelson shows that we will never stop in our growth,” said Wolves president Jeff Shi, who announced that he will contract him until 2023 with a clause to extend it until 2025.

The departure of Semedo, questioned for his weak contribution in the Lisbon disaster against Bayern Munich, is part of the revolution that Dutch coach Ronald Koeman is trying to carry out with a strong rearming of the squad.

The departures of several starters have already been consummated, such as the Brazilian Arthur who went to Juventus, the Croatian Iván Rakitic who went to Sevilla and the Chilean Arturo Vidal, who is already a player for Inter Milan.

In addition, the departure of Uruguayan Luis Suárez to Atlético de Madrid is imminent and in Europe there is also talk of the sale of Frenchman Ousmane Dembélé to Manchester United.



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