Sporting CP confirm signing of Jérémy Mathieu from Barcelona on free transfer

The Frenchmanhad been training with the Portuguese side with a view to earning a contract with the club, and Barcelona confirmed on Friday that they had agreed to terminate his contract at Camp Nou.

Mathieu still had 12 months remaining on his deal with the Catalans but is not part of new manager Ernesto Valverde’s plans for the 2017-18 campaign.

And, having done enough to convince Sporting, the Primeira Liga side have now confirmed that they have signed the 33-year-old.

A statement on the club’s official website read: “Sporting Clube de Portugal – Futebol, SAD announces that it has reached an agreement with the player Jeremy Mathieu to sign a contract valid for the next two seasons and with a termination clause set at €60 million.

“Sporting SAD wishes Jeremy Mathieu the greatest professional and personal happiness.”

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