Barcelona ‘close to signing’ Valencia defender Hugo Guillamon on a free after tracking the Spain youth international for some time
- 20-year-old centre-back sees his Valencia contract expire in the summer
- Barcelona ‘are close to signing’ the Spain youth international on a free transfer
- Guillamon made his first team debut for Valencia in LaLiga on Saturday
- He is a double European champion at youth level for Spanish national side
Barcelona ‘are close to signing’ young Valencia centre-back Hugo Guillamon on a free transfer.
The 20-year-old, whose contract at the Mestalla expires this summer, has been tracked by Barcelona for some time.
And, according to Spanish newspaper Sport, the Nou Camp club believes the European champion at under-17 and under-19 level has the attributes to break into their first team.
20-year-old centre-half Hugo Guillamon ‘is close to signing’ for Barcelona from Valencia
Guillamon, pictured playing for Valencia’s B team, is available on a free transfer this summer
Guillamon made his senior Valencia debut against Real Sociedad at the weekend having featured regularly for their second team.
He is likely to begin with Barcelona’s B team with a view to elevating him to the first team picture in the near future, with a long-term contract offered.
Guillamon was part of the Spain team that won the Under-17 European Championship in 2017, defeating England on penalties in the final.
And he also helped Spain win last year’s Under-19 European Championship with a 2-0 win over Portugal in the final.
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