Barcelona announced Antonio Sanabria will join Sassuolo, via Roma, in a deal worth up to €12m.
The 17-year-old striker cannot be registered with Roma this season, so they will ‘park’ the Paraguayan talent at the Mapei Stadium for six months.
“Barcelona and Sassuolo have agreed a transfer for Tonny Sanabria to the Serie A club in an operation that is close to €12m,” read the statement.
“Of this sum, €4.5m are guaranteed, while the rest are tied to the player’s performances and his future market value.
“The contacts for Sanabria’s transfer began with Roma, then the Italian club put Barcelona and Sassuolo in contact to finally conclude the operation.”
Sanabria has been at Barcelona since 2007 and is part of the B Team as well as a full Paraguay international.