Barcelona set to complete the signing of Brazilian ace

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 19/02/2019

La Liga champions Barcelona is set to complete the signing of Brazilian ace Vitao from Palmeiras.

Vitao, 19, plays in the centre half position, he is expected to join the Barcelona B team for his development once the deal is completed.

The player and his agents are in Barcelona to put finishing touch to the deal, he is signed for future purposes.

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He could as well be loaned out to get a first team experience as he won’t feature in the senior team soon, given that boss Ernesto Valverde is already well stocked in that department.

Vitao is a member of the Brazil U-20 national team, he can also play in the defensive midfield if deployed as a defensive midfielder.

Andre Curry, one of Barcelona's chief scouts in Brazil, was one of the main driving factors in bringing the youngster to the club, Barcelona has previously signed Frenkie de Jong from Ajax but the Dutch international would arrive at the Camp Nou in the next season.