Barcelona reach agreement to sign Flamengo’s Gerson

    Barcelona are understood to be on the verge of securing a summer deal for Flamengo midfielder Gerson.

    The La Liga giants have been credited with an interest in the 23-year-old for some time now and had looked set to thrash out a deal for the midfielder back in 2015.

    Gerson has been targeted by Barcelona for some time now
    Gerson has been targeted by Barcelona for some time now | Wagner Meier/Getty Images

    However, the Brazilian ultimately opted for a move to Serie A side Roma, though the move didn’t quite go to plan and he headed back to his home country in 2019 having mustered just 28 league appearances for the club before being shipped out on loan to Fiorentina for a season.

    Despite his initial failed foray into European football, Barça have continued to monitor Gerson’s progress in Brazil, and Spanish television outlet El Chiringuito (via ESPN) now report that the Blaugrana have agreed terms on a deal for the midfielder.

    The report adds that a fee of €25m (£21.5m) has been agreed between the two sides as Barcelona look to add some much needed youth to their squad ahead of next season.

    Gerson’s performances since leaving Roma in 2019 have attracted interest from a host of European clubs, with Borussia Dortmund and Premier League pair Chelsea and Tottenham both said to be keen to acquire the youngster’s services.

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    Gerson has played in Europe previously with Roma
    Gerson has played in Europe previously with Roma | Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images

    The latter of the three sides was even rumoured to have lodged a £16m bid for Gerson – with then head coach Jose Mourinho understood to be a fan of the midfielder – though the bid was rebuffed with the club unwilling to entertain offers for one of their star men.

    Gerson still has more than two years to run on his current deal with Flamengo, though as clubs look to balance the books amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it seems the Brazilian outfit may have come to terms with the fact they need to cash in on their prized asset.

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