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How Barcelona Sacked Brazilian Player Who Played Just 17 Minutes Despite Signing a 5-Year Deal

Matheus Fernandes had dreams like any other Brazilian star when he was signed by Barcelona last September but he could not realise his Camp Nou ambition before he was shown the exit doors one year after.

The Catalans acquired the services of the 23-year-old on a five-year deal valued around €10 million plus add-ons from Palmeiras having already gained some La Liga experiences at Real Valladolid months before.

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But his hopes of amounting to anything at the Spanish League outfit quickly turned to a mirage in his very presence as he was frozen out of the team by coach Ronald Koeman’s technical crew.

During his one-year reign at Barca, he tasted action for just 17 minutes in their Champions League meeting against Dynamo Kyiv on November 24 and that was all he could ever get at the club.

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Most times, he was not dressed for the game and at other times, minor injuries denied him the opportunities he desired to impress his employers while he could.

As if that was not enough, the Blaugrana terminated his contract last month through an email while trying to take his wife out and he re-joined Palmeiras on a four and half deal – a move that will see him enjoy regular playing time.

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However, the 23-year-old couldn’t tide on the wings on his countrymen who had made impacts at the Nou Camp during their reigns at the club.

So many Brazilians including Neymar, Rivaldo, Ronaldo de Lima, Adriano, Ronaldinho, Dani Alves among others left memorable experiences after their exit as majority of them help the club win titles.

Although Arthur Melo and Malcom also had short stays at Camp Nou, they definitely had more playing time before they left afterward.

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Fernandes will now hope to pick up the pieces of his career and forge ahead at his present club, and hopefully, he might do well enough to impress the future manager of Barcelona in a bid to eventually fulfill his dreams of playing for the La Liga giants soon.

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