The signing of Douglas (Douglas Pereira dos Santos) is a done deal and Barcelona’s top brass have flown to Brazil to sign the player from São Paolo. The 24 year old right back may be the last player that Barça signs unless they have any more plans up their sleeve before the FIFA ban comes into action.
The agreement is said to be in the region of between €6m and €8m for the defender and the club still have time to loan him out if the need be. However, if Barça should want him to stay, Douglas would be handy to bolster the Catalan defense.
As we mentioned above, director general Antoni Rossich, director of football Raúl Sanllehí and Barcelona representative Andre Curry are in Brazil to seal the deal for the 24 year old right back.
Douglas joined Brazilian club Goiás Esporte Clube in 2008 and after 64 appearances and 5 goals, left them to join São Paolo in 2012. He has played 69 times for the club, finding the net 4 times.
After Barcelona’s fine start to the season with a 3-0 win over Elche, Luis Enrique’s new Barça are looking like they mean business this year after a disastrous year under ex coach Tata Martino.
Obviously Barcelona have changed the way they go about signings now and are looking outside of La Masia youth academy while still embracing it as shown by the inclusion of Munir, who seems to be enjoying his new found stardom at the moment.