Barcelona will sign on-loan defender Marlon Santos permanently before the end of the year, according to Sport.
The Brazilian joined Barca on loan from Fluminense earlier this year and he is currently turning out for the club’s reserve side Barcelona B on a regular basis.
Barcelona are now planning to activate their option to sign him permanently before the end of 2016.
According to Sport, if Barcelona activate that option before the 21-year-old has made five official first-team outings, they will not have to make an additional payment of €2m.
The Brazilian is not unknown to Luis Enrique. He impressed in preseason and was again good in Tuesday’s Catalan Super Cup game against Espanyol, despite the defeat.