Matheus Fernandes, presented with the Valladolid / Photo: Twitter Valladolid


This is how the strange signing of Matheus Fernandes by Barça was conceived

Published:17/04/2020 - 14:53h

Updated:17/04/2020 - 15:51h

Matheus Fernandes Was fichado by the Barça the past month of January and yielded to the Valladolid until final of season. Mattos, impulsor of the signing, explained how fraguó

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In the last wintry window of signings, the FC Barcelona surprised with an odd operation of market in which it announced the signing of Matheus Fernandes, midfield player that played in the Palmeiras, for later yield it to the Real Valladolid until final of season. The group barcelonista paid 7 million fixed euros and other three in variables for fichar to the midfield player,

Given the abysmal differences between the football of the Brazilian championship and the one of the Spanish, the Barça opted for giving him to Matheus the opportunity to acclimate to the rhythm of LaLiga Santander in José Zorrilla. Alexandre Mattos, sportive director of Palmeiras, explained in an interview for FOX Sports how gave the signature of the mediocentro Brazilian by the FC Barcelona.

From the first moment, surprised in the Barça by the proposal of Mattos. "To finals of October of 2019 called to André Cury and asked him that it spoke with Abidal because it wanted to teach him to a player. André Cury thought that it was Dudu and Éric Abidal was to see a session of training for the team reserves of Palmeiras. I said him 'it looks the number 35'. In this moment called me crazy. "You want to sell a player of reservation of Palmeiras, that plays little, to the Barcelona?", desveló.

In that moment, Matheus had not consecrated like titling in the Palmeiras and thus it surprised that Mattos invited to the Barça to fix in him. "In that period called me crazy in the club. I thought that it did not play by decision of the technician, that is something to respect", sentenced. Finally, the operation closed the past month of January and, given the current situation, his cession to the Valladolid could prolong .

A todoterreno for the medullary

Matheus Is a midfield player that, with 21 years, can have good progression. It treats of a specialist in recovering balloons in the medullary, imposing his tactical intelligence and his portentoso physical (measures 183 centimetres). Section of the profile of organiser that can have his compatriot Arthur, would be a player that could work well in the medullary, saving the backs to players more creative.

Besides, Brazilian has a good driving of balloon and is of these midfield players to which gives them well hide the ball in front of the pressure of the rival. By position, the Brazilian would be the relief generacional of Sergio Busquets (in the Palmeiras played of pivote), although by profile of game asemeja more to Arturo Vidal since it manages very incorporating to the rival area from second line.

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