Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and more have bid a fond farewell to Nelson Semedo after the Barcelona right-back completed his move to Wolverhampton Wanderers, as reported by Mundo Deportivo.
The Portugal international’s final appearance in the famous blue and red stripes may not have gone the way Semedo wanted but it seems that, with his move to England completed, he has departed the Camp Nou with plenty of credit in the bank.
Wolves’ new £27 million signing was left red-faced by that Alphonso Davies assist in Barca’s 8-2 thumping at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.
But Semedo was far from the only Blaugrana star who toiled during a defeat that made PSG’s infamous remontada look forgivable.
And, judging by the reaction to his departure, the former Benfica flyer was a more popular figure in the Barca dressing room than he was on some sections of the Camp Nou terraces.
“Brother, it was a pleasure playing with you. I wish you many blessings in your life,” said Philippe Coutinho, who famously scored twice against his parent club on that infamous August evening.
“Nel, dear, a pleasure to share the team with you. (I wish you) much success in this new stage because you deserve it,” added Luis Suarez, who followed Semedo out the door to Atletico Madrid this week.
Ter Stegen piled on the praise too, with the goalkeeper claiming the right-back is one of the most “hard working” footballers he has come across.
Legendary midfielder Busquets, meanwhile, hopes to see Semedo thrive in England.
“Good luck in your new stage, friend. I wish you the best,” the 2010 World Cup winner said.
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