Barca's Douglas to spend season at Benfica

Douglas has left Barcelona on loan for the second successive season, this time joining Benfica.

Benfica defender Douglas will spend the upcoming season on loan with Benfica.   -  Getty Images

Barcelona defender Douglas will spend the 2017-18 season on loan at Portuguese champion Benfica.

Douglas signed for Barca on a five-year deal in 2014 but spent last year on loan at Sporting Gijon.

And the right-back will again play his football away from Camp Nou after making the temporary switch to Lisbon.

The 23-year-old will help to fill the void left by the sale of Nelson Semedo, who left for Barca earlier in the transfer window.

Benfica has won the last four Primeira Liga titles but is two points behind Sporting CP and Porto after four games this term.

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