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Barcelona to complete striker transfer in the next 27days

express: Barcelona are set to complete the signing of Sao Paulo teenager Gustavo Maia, according to the player’s agent. The Catalan giants are ready to trigger their £3million purchase option for the talented centre-forward.

Maia drew admiring glances from Barcelona, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid after his displays in the Sao Youth Football Cup in January.

But the Spanish heavyweights acted promptly and quickly negotiated a first-option clause for the teenager that cost them roughly £880,000.

However, Barcelona have until June 30 to pay the additional £3.1million to sign Maia permanently otherwise Sao Paulo can keep the money and negotiate with other clubs.

“We’ve only negotiated a first-option clause. If Barcelona opt not to exercise it until after June 30, then the money will remain with us,” Sao Paulo’s sporting director Alexandre Passaro told ESPN.

And Maia’s agent, Danilo Silva, is confident Barcelona will exercise their option in the next 27 days.

“We are sure Barcelona will complete the purchase,” he told Radio Transamerica.

“There was already a signal from the club and Maia started private Spanish lessons to get more prepared.

“Other clubs came to us in the last few months but he never had any doubt, he always wanted Barcelona.”

Despite the confidence from agent Silva, Sao Paulo director Passaro says he’s still not received any official confirmation from the Spanish champions.

“Whether he will go to Barcelona or not, we can’t be sure, because they have until June 30 to notify us and they still haven’t,” said Passaro.

“The last time I spoke to them they said everything is very uncertain.

“La Liga set the restart of games for June 11. Who knows, they may give us a signal in the next 30 days to find out whether Maia is going or not.”

Source: Published by express

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Kehinde Emmanuel
Kehinde Emmanuel
1 month ago

Wow nice thing

Jacobs Timothy
Jacobs Timothy
1 month ago

Nice

Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
1 month ago

Thats good, Congratulations to Maia

Adisa Taiwo
Adisa Taiwo
1 month ago

That’s good, congratulations to barca

Daniel Ntichika
Daniel Ntichika
1 month ago

Dey’ll sign him, kill his career n den ship him off.. pure Barca tinz

Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
1 month ago

Thats good. A good deal indeed

Oghenekome Sylvester
Oghenekome Sylvester
1 month ago

Barcelona is really unstable now Nothing is certain at this moment, they might decide not to complete the transfer.

Fatima Abdullahi
Fatima Abdullahi
1 month ago

Wow a good deal I deed, but Barcelona did not really know what they want , they are just confused ooo

Dimude chinonso johnbosco
Dimude chinonso johnbosco
1 month ago

Awaiting for Barca to make their final move for him if not Maia will hv to consider another option which is fair

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
1 month ago

That’s really great for Barcelona,I hope they find a better striker.

Olayinka Njoku
Olayinka Njoku
1 month ago

Let’s wait and see. .I just hope Barca will sign him.

Emeghurhie Peter
Emeghurhie Peter
1 month ago

Congratulation to Maia , Messi is there for you .

NUHU A BILLAH
NUHU A BILLAH
1 month ago

If at all he will be a good addition to Barcalona team let them go ahead to complete the deal

Adewole olatunde samuel
Adewole olatunde samuel
1 month ago

Dat would b a good signing from Barcelona becos Brazil has some of the best players in d world

Michael Josi
Michael Josi
1 month ago

Barcelona will not delay

Segun John
Segun John
1 month ago

Is a good deal

Odunlami Soliu Omololu
Odunlami Soliu Omololu
1 month ago

It is Barca choice.I have never watched the player,I can’t rate him at the moment.If they eventually sign him good for them.

Last edited 1 month ago by Odunlami Soliu Omololu
Chisom Charles
Chisom Charles
1 month ago

Magnificent

adubi oluwafemi samuel
adubi oluwafemi samuel
1 month ago

Bravo good idea

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
1 month ago

Nice update,I hope Barca will sign Maia.

Ayodeji Adeniyi
Ayodeji Adeniyi
1 month ago

Big clubs like Barça attracts good young talents

OLADELE SODIQ
OLADELE SODIQ
1 month ago

It will be a great add to youth team

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
1 month ago

Barcelona may not eventually sign him

Matthew chinedu
Matthew chinedu
1 month ago

Nice transfer from them

ojelabi babatunde
ojelabi babatunde
1 month ago

that is a good one from barcelona…….

Edoama Larry Effiong
Edoama Larry Effiong
1 month ago

I hope the singing come through

AREO Abiodun
AREO Abiodun
1 month ago

Barcelona re really working hard to get the replacement of Messi before he leaves

Josbisco
Josbisco
1 month ago

This is wonderful congratulations to Barcelona

Gabriel Eluare
Gabriel Eluare
29 days ago

To reactivate d barca team they need players like maia to sign.

Suleiman Abdullahi
Suleiman Abdullahi
29 days ago

The same thing happened to Chelsea will soon happen to Barca

Esther Areo
Esther Areo
29 days ago

Congratulations to barcelona to have this great player

Olawoore Tesleem
Olawoore Tesleem
29 days ago

Congratulations to the young dude. More performance is expected.

ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
29 days ago

Barcelona should complete the signing of Maia on time

Adepoju oluwapelumi
Adepoju oluwapelumi
29 days ago

Nice move for barca

Olanlokun israel
Olanlokun israel
29 days ago

He is an excellent player he would be an excellent addition to the team

Emmanuel Aso otisi
Emmanuel Aso otisi
29 days ago

Brazilian players are always good , hope the lad comes good

Atte
Atte
29 days ago

I hope Maia knows the strategy which Barca operate on. They sign you, make you give all your best and if it’s not enough, they either bench you or give you out on loan. At the end, you will be looking for ways to leave the club.

Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
29 days ago

Gustavo Maia will be a good acquisition for Barcelona, his age, performance at Sao youth football Cup trigger the move and his strength as a centre forward is a delight for any team

Ajoseh Florence
Ajoseh Florence
29 days ago

It will be a good thing if Barca sign Maia.

John Orobosa
John Orobosa
28 days ago

Nice one

ikechukwu
ikechukwu
28 days ago

thats a nice move from Barcelona to sign the player

Osita
Osita
20 days ago

Good move for the young lad