transfers | 2017-01-19
FC Barcelona signs the Brazilian defender Marlon
The club completed the deal this past December
According to reports from Sport newspaper, FC Barcelona would have acquired the services of Brazilian centre-back Marlon Santos da Silva Barbosa with the signing of a five-year deal. The transaction would have been completed last December since the loan deal included a clause in which Barça would have got to pay a two million euros bonus if the 21-year-old had played five matches with the senior squad.
In December, the Globoesporte.com website informed that Barça had made a 1.5 million euros payment to Fluminense, with the remaining 500,000 euros due to be paid in June 2017. After this operation, Marlon signed a five-year contract at the Club facilities as claimed by Sport, with the company of his father and his agent. Marlon will continue to be a Barça B player for the remaining of the season and will take part of some of the first team trainings, with the possibility of being a member of the senior squad the next season.
It is unknown why the club hasn’t desired to announce the signing of the youngster as stated by his relatives and Fluminense. The official version affirms that the club wants to buy the centre-back but only when his current loan deal is finished.