FC Barcelona and Wolverhampton made the transfer of Portuguese Nelson Semedo official to the English club on Wednesday.
The right-back defence signed by the Premier League club for five seasons,
until June 2025 and left on the income balance sheet of the coffers of the blue entity about 40 million euros: 30 fixed plus 10 in variables.
And before the official announce ment of the deal, the Portuguese defender used his personal account via the social networking site “Instagram”
and sent a message to them, saying:
«Thank you very much to Barcelona after giving them the opportunity to live the dream of wearing this shirt,
playing at the Camp Nou and learning and enjoying the best players in the world».
Semedo added: «Thank you for their contribution to the development of my performance as a player and my character,
I have spent 3 wonderful years that I will never forget, and I thank all my colleagues, the coaching staff,
the fans and all the people who have helped me since I arrived at the club to this day.”
Semedo’s departure will leave a place at right-back, the centre that the Catalan club is seeking to strengthen,
and where only Sergi Roberto is present.
The Catalan newspaper «Sport» that the management of The Bluegrana is considering the contract of a new right-back and prefers to contract with Max Arunz,
the right-back of Norwich City English team,
after complicated matters in a deal involving Sergio Dest, the Player of Ajax Amsterdam Dutch,
due to the physical superiority of Bayern Munich in this conflict.
Nelson Semedo closes his time as a Barcelona player after three seasons in which he has played 124 games (2 goals and 11 assists)
in which he has fought to take the right-back of the team’s defense although he always encountered the rivalry of Sergi Roberto,
to which successive technicians (Ernesto Valverde and Quique Setién,
and finally Ronald Koeman) were putting him ahead in his preferences.
On the other hand, they also used it on the left wing during many of Jordi Alba’s absences.