OFFICIAL: Neto signs for Barcelona
Barcelona has announced the signing of goalkeeper Neto, who joins from fellow LaLiga side Valencia after Jasper Cillessen moved the other way.
After Jasper Cillessen's departure for Valencia on 25 June, the other part of the goalkeeper transfer had yet to be completed.
The Catalan team has ensured Neto's presence in the squad until the 2022-23 season. Taking into account the goalkeeper's age (29 years), Neto will terminate his contract at 33. In addition, the official statement also reported that his termination clause will be set at 200 million euros. The date of his official presentation as a Barcelona player is yet to be announced.
This signing closes the chapter of a round trip of goalkeepers between Valencia and Barcelona that left all four parties satisfied. The Valencian team has let go of the goalkeeper, who was asking for a salary increase, and the Catalans let go of Cilessen, who was unsatisfied because of his lack of protagonism. Now, Neto will see his salary increased in Barcelona and Cillessen will become the main man in Mestalla.