Marlon Santos in a training of the FC Barcelona


More details on the cession of Marlon Santos to the Nice

Published:29/08/2017 - 18:02h

Updated:29/08/2017 - 18:05h

It does hardly some hours that knew the next destination of Marlon Santos, and although it is not confirmed, the operation is very near to be definite. The one of the Barça is in Nice and has not trained this Tuesday, and the official announcement could arrive in brief

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Already it does some days that knows the decision of Ernesto Valverde on the central of the Barça, but in the last hours have accelerated the movements. With Thomas Vermaelen confirmed like fourth option for the axis of the defence, Marlon would be about to to close his course to the disclosure of Tie it 1, the Nice.

The Brazilian travelled the past night to France and has not trained this Tuesday with permission of the club, and is that his agreement with the group rojinegro is very near. The youth of the of River has not finish to convince to the new technician, and in spite of valuing until the last moment his permanence, the Catalans communicated him that it would not follow, precipitating the election of a project that was the one who more convinced him.

Marlon will try to have continuity in a team that plays the Europe League and that tries to improve after a delicate start of season. The loan will be for the two next years and the Barça will be able to repescarlo at the end of the first, in addition to that the Nice saves an option of purchase by 20 million euros.

Squaring contingents

The course of Marlon will allow to the Barça free a square in the staff for another non-EU player. With Paulinho like only footballer with foreign passport, the Barcelona follow trying aim the contracting of Philippe Coutinho, in addition to posing the arrival of Yerry Mina in January. 

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