Mathieu signs his contract with Bartomeu and Mestre. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Jérémy Mathieu is officially a new FC Barcelona player. After passing his medical and physical exams at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper this Thursday, the Frenchman went to the Camp Nou to sign his four-year contract.

Mathieu’s transfer fee was 20 million euros and his buyout clause is set at 50 million euros. The agreement with Valencia for the player’s services was reached this Wednesday.

President Josep Maria Bartomeu and Vice-President Jordi Mestre accompanied the player during the signing ceremony at the Camp Nou. Along with Football Director Andoni Zubizarreta, the group posed for photos in the Presidential Box of the stadium. Mathieu will wear the number 24 on his kit, the number that up until now was worn by Sergi Roberto.