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.
"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.
Deco habla sobre Nelson Semedo, el nuevo fichaje del Barça. @StarCasino_ES— Sique RodríguezGairí (@SiqueRodriguez) 13 de julio de 2017
"Es un excelente jugador. Es rápido, con fuerza y calidad". pic.twitter.com/kycN8pTbds