TSG sign Brazilian youngster

TSG 1899 have signed Joelinton Cassio Apolinaro de Lira, known as Joelinton. The 18-year-old attacker has joined from Brazilian first-division side Sport Recife. He signed a contract until 30th June 2020 on Wednesday.

The striker was born and raised in Aliança and joined Sport Recife as a 14-year-old, before working his way through their academy. He made his first-team debut at the end of 2014 and has developed into one of their key players. In the current season, which started in May, he has made five starts and scored one goal.

“Coming to Europe was my dream. I can’t wait to get here and start training,” said the 6’2’’ forward. “I am fully aware that a lot of hard work lies ahead if I want to achieve my goals.” On Wednesday, he completed a medical and signed his contract at the training ground. He will link up with the first team on 2nd July for pre-season training.

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