Barcelona have won the race to sign Brazilian prospect
Maia was called up to the senior side at the turn of the year, but the coronavirus outbreak has prevented him from making his first team debut.
Barcelona have paid 1 million euros for an option to buy talented Sao Paulo forward Gustavo Maia (19). If the club wish to sign him before June 31st, they will have to pay another 3.5 million euros. Maia is considered as one of Sao Paulo's jewels. [sport] pic.twitter.com/wKcCvincDy— barcacentre (@barcacentre) March 19, 2020
According to a report in Spanish news outlet SPORT, Barcelona have already paid
Barcelona one step closer to buying Gustavo Maia after paying €1 million down payment on the Brazilian teenager. [AS] pic.twitter.com/q9WpWweRrD— BarcaSelect (@BarcaSelect) March 20, 2020
''His total release clause is 4.5million euros with a further 3.5m euros to pay.
''The deal is structured in this way to prevent losing players in the middle of a domestic season.''
Maia is deployed predominantly as a forward, but can operate out wide or as a target man. He has been on the radar of scouts in Spain for two years, while a number of Premier League clubs were also keeping tabs on him.
Barcelona 'agree first refusal agreement with Sao Paolo' as they look to clinch £4m signing of teenage Brazilian prodigy Gustavo Maia who has not yet played at senior level but has featured for club and country's youth teams. pic.twitter.com/rOwRlOnh2N— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) March 20, 2020
He joined Sao Paulo's famous Cotia academy - which has seen