Barcelona Confirm Defender Mathieu Move

Sporting Lisbon has signed defender Jeremy Mathieu from Spanish football giants Barcelona on a two-year contract.

The Sporting website on Friday confirmed the player has a 60 million Euro ($68.4 million) buyout clause included in his contract, reports Xinhua news agency.

The confirmation of the transfer comes a week after Barcelona allowed the Frenchman to train with Sporting.  Virat Kohli Overcomes Bouncer Challenge To Register A Record Breaking Ton

Mathieu, who had a year remaining on his contract, arrived in Barcelona during the summer of 2014, making a total of 91 appearances and scoring four goals.

However, he was never first choice for the club and a series of injury problems limited him to just 16 appearances in the 2016-17 campaign.  Sakshi Dhoni Wishes Husband MS Dhoni A Happy Birthday

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