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Brazilian youngster Gustavo Maia has completed his move to La Liga giants Barcelona, the club announced on Thursday.

The Spanish club have inserted a €300 million [over $355 million] buyout clause in the highly rated winger’s five-year contract.

Barcelona will pay a total of €4.5 million (over $5.3 million) to Brazilian club Sao Paulo for the 19-year-old’s transfer.

“Barcelona have reached an agreement with Sao Paulo for the signing of Gustavo Maia, who will join Barca B. The Brazilian has signed a contract through to June 30, 2025, with a buyout clause of €300 million,” Barcelona said in a statement.

“The total cost of the operation is 4.5 million euros: The club had already paid 1 million to guarantee an option to buy the player, and have now put down the remaining 3.5 million to complete the deal.”

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