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Brazil’s Lucas Lima Set For Barcelona Move

international midfielder Lucas Lima has agreed to join on a free transfer in January, according to media reports.

The 26-year-old has six months remaining on his current contract with Brazilian club , meaning he can sign a pre-contract with the Catalan giants next month.

He will earn a salary of four million euros a year, including five million euros in bonuses, according to the Globo newspaper.

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Lima also reportedly received proposals from English club Everton and Turkey’s Fenerbahce.

The transfer would unite Lima with his national teammate and good friend , who is understood to have been influential in the deal.

Lucas LimaSantos forward Bruno Henrique confirmed the news of his teammate’s departure on Thursday.

“We are happy for him, because of the player that he is,” Henrique told reporters. “He’s a player whose quality is not up for debate, a Brazil international. He’s helped Santos a lot. We wish him a lot of luck in Barcelona.”

Lima has made 95 appearances for Santos since joining the club from Sport Recife in 2014. He has been capped 14 times for Brazil.

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