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Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu explains Douglas purchase

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Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has explained why Douglas was brought to the club.

The full-back, who was signed from São Paulo, has been compared with other Brazilian flops such as Henrique and Keirrison, but Bartomeu insists Douglas will be different and notes that he was personally requested by Luis Enrique.

“The most important thing is that Douglas is a player asked for by the technical secretary and Coach Luis Enrique,” he said, as reported by Football Espana.

“I remember the other two weren’t requested by Pep Guardiola. The second big difference is the price.

“We have tried to keep the price as low as possible. €4 million for a full-back wanted by the sporting director and Luis Enrique is a very low price in the current market.”


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