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    Official: Spanish centre-back Oscar Mingueza leaves Barcelona on permanent deal and joins Celta Vigo

    Barcelona’s Oscar Mingueza has finished his transfer to Celta Vigo, ending his time at Blaugranas. The defender has signed a contract until 2026 and is looking to start his career afresh in his new club.

    Oscar Mingueza, who can play either right-back or center-back, has signed a four-year deal with Celta after making 66 first-team appearances for Barca.

    About the Contract of Transfer of Oscar Mingueza

    Barca has not yet disclosed details of the deal, but Celta is expected to pay Oscar Mingueza around 3 million Euros with Barca retaining a portion of the profits from future sales and a buy-back option. 

    Mingueza has also earned a cap for Spain, making his debut against Lithuania in June last year. He was also selected to represent Spain at last year’s Tokyo Olympics.

    Mingueza was promoted from the Barca B-team under Ronald Koeman and put in solid performances, but was sidelined by the mid-season arrival of Xavi Hernández, who kept him out of the United States squad for the pre-season tour.

    He was widely criticized by the Culers for his performance on the pitch and was eventually transferred. The transfer fee is rumored to be less than his 5 million Euros, and Celta Vigo also included a resale clause in the deal.

    Despite the criticisms he faced, the 23-year-old has the ability to play the backline field. He is expected to be placed at right-back under Eduardo Coudet after a busy summer transfer window for the club. 

    Migueza’s long passes and crossing ability didn’t go unnoticed, every time he played right-back for Barcelona. This allows coaches to use its versatility in a variety of tactical approaches. At 23, the Spaniard is still young and could develop into a better player. The development of his will be surely seen anytime soon in recent time.

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