Deco backs Barça new boy Semedo to be a success at Camp Nou

Former Barcelona player Deco has seen a lot of Semedo at Benfica

Barça have agreed a 30 million euro fee for the Portuguese right-back

Semedo ficha por el Barcelona
Semedo ficha por el Barcelona | AFP

New Barcelona signing Nelson Semedo has received the blessing of compatriot Deco. Former Blaugrana midfielder Deco was speaking to Cadena Ser after confirmation that the Portuguese right-back had been signed from Benfica. 

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"I like him, he’s a good full-back, a good player. Barcelona have been looking for a solution to the right-back position since Dani Alves left and he’s a good option," said Deco of Semedo, who joined the Catalan for a price of around 30 million euros. 

"It’s difficult to know if he’s worth 30 million euros, because today in football the amounts are completely different -- 30 million’s talked about like it’s three million -- but he’s a player of real quality," Deco added to the journalist Sique Rodriguez. 

"He has a lot of good qualities and that's why he has signed for Barça," Deco finished on Semedo, who will undergo a medical at the club on Friday. 

Barcelona and Benfica closed a deal for Semedo on Thursday after a successful meeting in Lisbon.

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