Barcelona confirm Douglas deal

The Blaugrana have announced that the right-back will arrive in Catalunya before the end of the week to undergo a medical and then sign a five-year contract with the club

Barcelona have agreed a transfer fee with Sao Paulo for Douglas that could rise to €5.5 million.

The Brazilian club announced last week that the right-back was bound for Camp Nou and the Blaugrana have now confirmed the 24-year-old’s imminent arrival in Catalunya.

“FC Barcelona and Sao Paulo FC have reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of the player Douglas Pereira,” read a statement on the Liga side’s official website.

“The cost of operation is €4 million plus €1.5m in variables that are dependent upon games played.

“Douglas will travel to Barcelona later this week to undergo a medical. He will sign a contract with FC Barcelona for the next five seasons.”

Douglas, who has never been capped at senior level by Brazil, becomes Barca’s third high-profile defensive acquisition of the summer, with Thomas Vermaelen and Jeremy Mathieu already having arrived at Camp Nou from Arsenal and Valencia, respectively.