Barcelona's options on Angelo and Kaiky revealed
The numbers came out for the first time and the two Brazilian teens could soon be Barca players
Barcelona have a preferential option on two Santos youngsters, winger Angelo Gabriel, 17, and centre-back Kaiky Fernandes, 18. In an interview with UOL, the club’s president Andres Rueda confirmed the numbers for the first time. Barcelona can get Angelo for 35m euros, as SPORT reported, while Kaiky can be bought for 20m.
Barcelona also have a right to buy before any other offers that could arrive. Those players, provided they can agree salaries with the Catalans, are done deals if Barça want them.
The purchase options and the right to buy came from a payment Santos failed to make to Barcelona when they sold Gabigol to Inter and they lost in the court of arbitration for sport. To avoid a transfer ban, Santos agreed a new deal with Barça.
Angelo is considered the best footballer of the 2004 generation. He’s a winger with great technical quality, often operating on the right wing to come in and shoot on his left, and he’s the youngest player to debut for the club, younger than Pele, and the youngest score in the Copa Libertadores.
Kaiky is a defender with a lot of personality and who has lots of experience already. He’ll be involved with Brazil sooner rather than later, after the Qatar World Cup.