€30m is the figure which Barcelona forked out in order to prise Nelson Semedo away from SL Benfica. Although due to a catch written within the deal, the Catalans could see the initial figure rise significantly as the years go by.


A report published by Marca claims that Benfica settled upon an initial €30m payment for Semedo despite originally demanding €55m, but the Liga Nos Champions could see themselves pocket much more in add-ons if all goes to plan.


According to Marca's report, Benfica will obtain €5m instalments for every 50 games the right-back plays for his new employers during his current five-year contract. Considering Sergi Roberto, who deputised at right-back last term, played 49 times for Barcelona across all competitions, Semedo's sale could prove to have been a very intelligent sale from Benfica.

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In theory, should 23-year-old Semedo average 30 games per season over the course of his Barça contract, Benfica will earn an additional €15m.


Barcelona have been crying out for a successor to club legend Dani Alves, who left the club to join Juventus in the summer of 2016, and if Semedo can fill the void vacated by the Brazilian now at Paris Saint-Germain it will be money well spent for Ernesto Valverde.


Ultimately, however, Semedo will have to impress his new outfit over the course of the new season if he's going to stand a chance at Barcelona, with Benfica's supposed financial gain also being dependent on his progress.