- Matheus Fernandes has been compared to Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets
- The 21-year-old midfielder only moved to Brazilian club from Botafogo last year
- A deal of around £6million plus £3m in add-ons has reportedly been arranged
Barcelona have reportedly agreed deal to bring Palmeiras’ Matheus Fernandes (second left) in
Fernandes (second right) is still just 21 but is yet to establish himself as a first-team regular
Barcelona have reportedly agreed a deal to bring Palmeiras’ Matheus Fernandes to the Nou Camp.
The 21-year-old only moved to the Brazilian club from Botafogo last year but has been on Barcelona’s radar despite having a contract until 2023.
A deal of around £6million plus £3m in add-ons has been arranged, according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo.
He has played only 12 matches for Palmeiras, of which half have been starts, so is yet to nail down a place in the first team.
The midfielder has been compared to 31-year-old Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets.
Barcelona have a history of signing talented young players from South America, including the likes of Neymar, Arthur Melo and Yerry Mina.