The Brazilian joined Betis from Atletico Mineiro in 2017 with Barcelona and the Betico each paying €6m in an extraordinary deal, the Blaugrana bought their partner out of the deal by triggering a €9m buy option this summer.
Registering 1 goal and 4 La Liga assists last term, the Brazilian’s performance for
last term attracted interest from clubs such asPSG, Tottenham, and Inter
As Barca is currently struggling with the financial effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was rumored that the Catalan giants will try to ease their situation by offloading the Brazilian.
However, according toMundo Deportivo
, Barca have made it clear that
will be a big part of their plans for their upcoming season as that they are planning to increase the player’s contract by two years with improved terms.
national team’s camp for Copa America,
told a press conference last month: "You all know I have a contract with Barcelona starting June 1.
"It's a three-year contract, the press is speaking about it and I think Barcelona is contacting Betis and made it clear they're counting on me for next season.
"I'm glad, it's a club I have dreamt of playing for since I started in football. To be recognised like that is a big thing for me, every player wants to play for Barcelona. I want to go there and show what I can do and establish myself at my position."