Barcelona have reached an agreement to sign Fluminense midfielder Gerson, according to the Catalan publication Sport.
Barça have reached an agreement with the father of Fluminense’s Brazilian prospect Gerson: http://t.co/El1rXQQDrH
— SPORT English (@Sport_EN) July 4, 2015
The report claims that the La Liga giants have reached an agreement with the Brazil Under-20 international’s father, Marco Antonio Silva, after sending scouts to Rio de Janeiro to complete a deal this week.
Gerson, 18, has caught the attention of various clubs with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, and Juventus during the 2015 South American Youth Championship – but the Blaugrana appear to have won the race for the midfielder’s signature.
Barcelona fans took to twitter to have their thoughts on Gerson’s rumours to make it at the Camp Nou:
barcelona close to sign Gerson, another Douglas, Chygrynskyi, Keirrison to the set?
— Semir (@IronLion_RM) July 4, 2015
Gerson to Barcelona is next, he will cost €15-20m. Never showed anything that justify half of this immense transfer fee.
— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) July 4, 2015
Juventus have had a bid of €20 million rejected by Fluminense for Gerson, apparently allowing Barcelona in #SerieA
— Ryan O’Grady (@1899banbridge) July 4, 2015