This same media states that the deal has been closed for around €11 million, paid in two installments: €7 million now and another €4 million in bonuses. It must be highlighted that 75% of the player’s rights do belong to the Verdao, but the remaining 25% belong to Botafogo, his previous club. The idea is that the footballer stays with Palmeiras in the United States preseason until the corresponding bureaucratic processes are completed before his transfer to Barcelona is made official.
In fact, Matheus Fernandes will not train with the rest of the group in the final training session. Nor with the substitutes. He will do specific work after having spoken in private with Vanderlei Luxemburgo. The Brazilian is a defensive midfielder who arrived to the club months after performing well at Botafogo. At 21-years-old, in Brazil he is one of the most promising footballers.
His physical ability stands out, although he is far from limited to touching and playing with the ball. As a result of this information, many say that, on paper, he must be the replacement for Sergio Busquets for the coming years if he finally comes to Barcelona.