Neto replaces Cillessen at Barcelona

Brazilian goalkeeper Neto has become the first signing of the close-season for LaLiga champions Barcelona, replacing Jasper Cillessen.

Barcelona has paid an initial €26million plus €9m in add-ons to secure Neto from Valencia.   -  Getty Images

Barcelona has announced the signing of goalkeeper Neto, who joins from fellow LaLiga side Valencia after Jasper Cillessen moved the other way.

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The LaLiga champion has paid an initial €26million plus €9m in add-ons to secure the 29-year-old Brazilian.

Neto, who spent two seasons at Valencia, is set to serve as Marc-Andre ter Stegen's understudy following Cillessen's move to Mestalla in search of regular first-team minutes.

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His contract runs until the end of the 2022-23 season and includes a release clause set at €200m.