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Barcelona sign André Gomes ahead of Real Madrid

Los Blancos were not prepared to pay the price that Valencia were demanding and their Catalan rivals have stepped in and snapped up the player
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Barcelona sign André Gomes ahead of Real Madrid
Alberto Iranzo DIARIO AS

Barcelona have signed André Gomes

Although one of the main summer targets for Florentino Pérez, it seems that their biggest rivals have stolen a march and snapped up the player despite the asking price, which was generally considered rather high for the young player.

André Gomes' transfer was always likely but the direction of travel was in the balance until now.

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Real Madrid had been in discussions with Valencia and were seen as favourites to secure the signing with a money plus player loan deal - with Nacho, Kovacic, Asensio and Jesé all in the talks - but with this not being played out quickly enough, Los Ché turned to the Catalan club.

According to media outlet RAC1, Barcelona have agreed to pay 35 million euros with a further 20 million potential add-ons. André Gomes will sign and be presented to the Camp Nou next week.