Friday 31 October 2014

Barcelona confirm capture of €20m French defender

Published 23/07/2014 | 11:39

Barcelona have signed defender Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia for €20m
Barcelona have signed defender Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia for €20m

Barcelona have signed Valencia defender Jeremy Mathieu for a fee of €20m the club has confirmed today.

The 30 year-old French defender joins the Catalans after four years at the Mestalla where he played at both left-back and centre-half for the club.

The French international follows Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic to the Nou Camp as new manager Luis Enrique looks to build his squad for the coming season.

"Mathieu will sign a contract with FC Barcelona for the next four seasons plus a further optional," Barca said in a statement.

"The cost of the transfer is €20m and the buy-out clause will be €50m.

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