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FC Barcelona announces an initial agreement for wing back Douglas Pereira

FC Barcelona and São Paulo FC have reached an initial agreement for the transfer of defender Douglas Pereira. The deal will cost Barça €4 million with performance variables of another €1.5 million based on number of games played. Douglas will sign a 5 year deal. The Brazilian player will travel to Barcelona for a medical at the end of this week, when he will also put pen to paper on the contract. He will be officially presented as the Catalan club’s latest summer signing. The 24-year-old Douglas is a pacey right wing back who after three seasons, 75 appearances and 5 goals for his home town club of Goiás signed for Sao Paolo in 2012. Over the last three seasons, Douglas has played 95 matches for Sao Paolo and scored 4 goals.

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27 August 2014 03:44 PM

Barcelona (FCB).- FC Barcelona and São Paulo FC have reached an initial agreement for the transfer of defender Douglas Pereira. The deal will cost Barça €4 million with performance variables of another €1.5 million based on number of games played. Douglas will sign a 5 year deal. The Brazilian player will travel to Barcelona for a medical at the end of this week, when he will also put pen to paper on the contract. He will be officially presented as the Catalan club’s latest summer signing. The 24-year-old Douglas is a pacey right wing back who after three seasons, 75 appearances and 5 goals for his home town club of Goiás signed for Sao Paolo in 2012. Over the last three seasons, Douglas has played 95 matches for Sao Paolo and scored 4 goals.


Douglas Pereira is the archetypical Brazilian wing-back

Douglas Pereira dos Santos (Monte Alegre de Goiás, 6 August 1990) is the latest of that special breed of Brazilian wing-backs – a defender who also supports the attack with dazzlingly incisive runs down the flank. Never afraid to take on his man whenever called upon, he is frequently seen launching crosses into the area or even having a crack at goal, but is always mindful of his defensive duties.

He started out as a professional with his hometown club of Goiás, making his debut on 20 June 2009 in a draw with Gremio. After three seasons, 75 appearances and five goals, he attracted the interest of one of the biggest clubs in the country, Sao Paulo.

The 24 year old scored 9 goals in 170 games for Sao Paulo and Goiás

He made his debut for his new club on 11 February 2012, and went on to play there for three seasons, playing 95 matches and scoring four goals. It was at Sao Paulo that he switched from being a traditional full-back to a player that also supported the attack, and his services were fundamental in the conquest of the Copa Sudamericana in 2012.

He has yet to make his full international debut for Brazil, but was in the side that won the South American U20 Championship in Venezuela in 2009.

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  • Brazilian Douglas Pereira will sign for FC Barcelona (by FC Barcelona)

  • Brazilian Douglas Pereira will sign for FC Barcelona (by FC Barcelona)