In the same way that the technical secretary pressed the accelerator in the last week before the economic exercise was closed, now they run to finish the squad before the team does not start Sunday pre-season. Presented by Frenike de Jong, today is goalkeeper goalkeeper Norberto Murara, Neto, and before the weekend the addition of mattress Antoine Griezmann should be closed.
Today, however, is the big day for Neto. The goalkeeper arrived yesterday in Barcelona and the traditional photography was done in front of the club's shield. Today will be the medical check-up in the morning and will then sign the contract with President Josep Maria Bartomeu, before taking the photo shoot in the Camp Nou stadium, already dressed in Barça equipment. "My personal goal is to win everything," Neto assured the official media of the club, in declarations prior to the press conference offered at noon.
The ex-valencianist, who entered into the two-way operation that ended with Jasper Cillessen at the club xe and he at the Camp Nou, clearly showed himself as an ambitious person and suggested that he will fight for ownership, despite which a priori arrives to be substitute for Ter Stegen. "I am a winning person. When you come to a team like Barça, just think about winning each game, "said the footballer, who defined himself as an" agile and very fast "goalkeeper.
Neto is just the second Brazilian goalkeeper in the history of Barça, after Jaguaré Becerra, who defended the goal of the Las Cortes field in season 1931/32, although, due to his foreign status, he was unable to participate in official competitions.
The other name marked red in the azulgrana agenda is that of Antoine Griezmann. After the Madrid Athletic player disobeyed his club and did not submit to the Sunday call – in his case, alleging that he still had days off for the holidays -, he has yet to formalize the signing for Barça. An incorporation that will become official as soon as it is resolved the way the Barça entity will pay the 120 million of the termination clause: since there is no agreement between clubs to make the payment in installments – as Barça wanted – nor for Including Semedo in the operation to lower the price, as Atletico demanded. Thus, the Blaugranes will address this week at the headquarters of the League to deposit the amount, when they have the heel.
Although from Barça they say that there is still no date to present Griezmann, the intention is to do so before Sunday, the day the team returns to work and in which the attacker is expected French is already under Valverde's orders.