Barcelona snap up Gustavo Maia from São Paulo

The highly rated Brazilian forward has been signed by Barcelona for €4.5 million with a release clause of €300m on the teenage attacker.

Barcelona snap up Gustavo Maia from São Paulo

Barcelona have completed the signing of Sao Paulo's Gustavo Maia and included a €300million release clause in the teenager's deal.

The winger, who will join the club's B team, has signed a five-year deal after impressing in Brazil.

Maia signs for €4.5m

Barça had already paid €1m to cement a purchase option on the 19-year-old and have parted with another €3.5m to secure his services.

Maia, who was nearly sent on loan to Flamengo last year, became a father in December and overcame personal issues to force his way into the starting line-up at the Copinha, where he scored three goals in seven games.