Neto replaces Cillessen at Barcelona

Brazilian goalkeeper Neto has become the first signing of the close-season for LaLiga champions Barcelona, replacing Jasper Cillessen.

Barcelona have announced the signing of goalkeeper Neto, who joins from fellow LaLiga side Valencia after Jasper Cillessen moved the other way.

The LaLiga champions have paid an initial €26million plus €9m in add-ons to secure the 29-year-old Brazilian.

Neto, who spent two seasons at Valencia, is set to serve as Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s understudy following Cillessen’s move to Mestalla in search of regular first-team minutes.

His contract runs until the end of the 2022-23 season and includes a release clause set at €200m.