According to reports from Globo Esporte, FC Barcelona has been following the Brazillian player named Matheus Fernandes since the start of 2017. Barcelona has been patiently tracking the progress reports of the Brazillian player for quite some time now. Barca is looking to pay a transfer fee of €6 million ($ 27 million) to secure the services of the 21-year-old. The Catalan Club is also willing to include additional bonuses in the deal based on Matheus’ performances.
Barca speed up their deal for the Brazillian midfielder
On the contrary, there appears an issue in the possible deal of the Brazillian. The ownership of the player is a complicated one as two clubs share the Brazillian midfielder. Palmeiras holds 75% of the share, and his former club Botagofo holds 25% of his transfer fee. Hence, Barcelona also needs to negotiate with his former club Botagofo. Only if both of them come to the same terms, the Blaugranas can finalize their deal for the midfielder.
Matheus Fernandes was impressive during his stint in his former club. He made 76 appearances in just two years. Since his arrival at Palmeiras, Matheus has struggled to get first-team minutes. He has appeared in only 11 out of the 48 matches for his club Palmeiras since his arrival in 2018.
Barca is likely to cash on to this opportunity of securing the services of the Brazillian. The report also indicates that Palmeiras are likely to accept the offer from Barcelona, given their financial struggles this season.
The 21-year-old is likely to get any opportunities in Barcelona’s First Team if this move goes through. So, the Central Midfielder might play in the Barca B team or find a loan move to somewhere else where he can develop his playing experience. It will help in nourishing and developing the future of the midfielder. Barcelona also has a history of getting positive results from Brazillian talents.
Now it remains to be seen whether the move goes through or not?