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Neto: Barcelona sign Brazilian goalkeeper,from Valencia for £23m

Barcelona have signed Brazilian goalkeeper Neto
from Valencia for an initial 26m euros (£23.3m),
plus 9m euros in add-ons.
Neto joins the La Liga champions on a four-year
deal as a direct replacement for Jasper Cillessen
who joined Valencia for 35m euros on Wednesday.
The deal will keep the 29-year-old at Barcelona until
the end of the 2022-23 season.
A buyout clause has been set at 200m euros
(£179m).
“The Brazilian goalkeeper has a large presence
between the sticks,” Barcelona said in a statement
on their club website.
“His height, at almost two metres, combined with
his agility, make Neto a goalkeeper who gives
strikers very little net to shoot at.”
Neto made 47 appearances for Valencia in all
competitions last season, keeping 10 clean sheets
in La Liga to help them finish fourth and qualify for
the Champions League.


AC Milan ready to include left-
back in Torreira offer for Arsenal

AC Milan are not willing to give up on
Torreira despite Arsenal’s high demands for
the player. In fact,
include a technical counterpart to lower the
price tag.
Given that Milan are closing in on the signing
of Real Madrid left-back Theo Hernandez,
they will need to sell one of their current
main left-backs: Laxalt or Rodriguez.
Gazzetta reports that they could decide to
include the latter in the deal, who is also
wanted in Bundesliga.
However, first of all, they will present their
first offer to the Gunners: a €5m paid two-
year loan with an obligation to buy set at
€30m. Even though Arsenal aren’t too keen
on this formula, Torreira’s wish to reunite
with his old manager could help Milan in the
negotiations; at least that is what they are
hoping for.