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Barcelona veteran set to join Celta Vigo on a three-year-deal



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As Barcelona continue to accelerate their transfer plans, more and more unwanted players are expected to make their way out of the club.

Rey Manaj has already been offloaded to Watford while Clement Lenglet has joined Tottenham on loan and Francisco Trincao is on the verge of joining Sporting CP.

Now, as reported by Cadena SER (h/t Mundo Deportivo), second-choice goalkeeper Neto is close to leaving Barcelona, with a move to fellow La Liga club Celta Vigo on the horizon for the Brazilian.

The 32-year-old shot-stopper has spent three seasons at Camp Nou but has had to play second-fiddle to Marc-Andre ter Stegen throughout. The former Valencia and Juventus ace has been pushing for an exit for several transfer windows now, but has had to stay put.

However, Neto is now finally set to get his desired exit. As per the report, the Brazilian international has agreed a three-year deal with Celta Vigo and is now waiting for Barcelona to release him from his contract to complete the switch.

Celta Vigo are in the market for a new goalkeeper, following the exit of Matias Dituro, whose loan spell came to an end. And the Galician outfit have narrowed in on Neto as their choice to replace him.

However, they do not intend to pay any transfer fee to Barcelona for the veteran star as he is in the final year of his contract with the Catalans. So, now, Neto will need to get his release letter from the Blaugrana in order to finalise his transfer to Celta.

The Catalans are reported to be open to the prospect of letting him leave on free, though, meaning that an exit is close. Inaki Pena should take over the mantle of being the second-choice goalkeeper at Camp Nou if Neto ends up joining Celta Vigo.

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