Porto signs Brazilian Leandro from Cruzeiro

Discussion in 'Portugal' started by leafster, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. leafster

    leafster New Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    25 year old fullback Leandro was signed for 2 million Euros from Cruzeiro. He's signed for 5 years


    Cruzeiro President

    "We have finally closed the deal," Cruzeiro president Alvimar de Oliveira Costa said of the €2 million transfer. "We've received guarantee of payment, and are already working to find a player to replace him."


    O FC Porto, representado pelo agente FIFA António Araújo, chegou hoje a acordo com o Cruzeiro, do Brasil, para se fazer com os serviços do futebolista brasileiro Leandro, anunciou o clube de Belo Horizonte.

    O negócio foi hoje acertado numa reunião entre o presidente do clube brasileiro, Alvimar de Oliveira Costa, o empresário Léo Rabello e António Araújo e evolve uma verba de cerca 2,4 milhões de dólares (1,8 milhões de euros), indica o Cruzeiro, na sua página da Internet.

    "Finalmente o negócio foi fechado. Anteriormente, havia apenas especulação e ninguém credenciado pelo Porto veio para definir a questão. Hoje, já temos a garantia do pagamento e vamos trabalhar para encontrar um substituto para Leandro", declarou Oliveira Costa.

  2. _DvA_

    _DvA_ New Member

    Sep 28, 2004
    Almada, Portugal
    although Adriano would be better, Leandro is also a very good full back, very good signing of Porto again..they have good scouts in Brazil
  3. NoNameBoys

    NoNameBoys New Member

    Apr 28, 2004
    A Catedral
    Benfica could learn a thing or two here. Everytime FCP buys a player, you hear about it when it's a done deal and both sides are on the same page. Benfica, on the other hand: there will be half a dozen different sources saying yes and then no, and nothing ever happens. Remember Adani in pre-season?
  4. leafster

    leafster New Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    So true, but I only see 3 news souces saying this so I'm not sure it's 100% done yet. Sapo is usually pretty reliable though. Nothing on Porto's website so far.
  5. Visconde De Alvalade

    Jul 21, 2004
    Lisboa, Portugal
    There is not to much info on this guy, is he suppose to be pretty good? At 25 he should be approaching his prime.
  6. Frank Cunha

    Frank Cunha New Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    O Record had the article the last couple days, they also trying to get Adriano
  7. leafster

    leafster New Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    I guess they don't think Valente is coming back in the near future.
  8. neovox

    neovox Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Sul do Brasil
    You will find what you want here:

    Leandro tem apoio para adaptação

    BELO HORIZONTE - O lateral-esquerdo Leandro, negociado na tarde desta quarta-feira com o Porto, de Portugal, conta com os brasileiros que já atuam naquele clube para tornar mais fácil a sua adaptação ao futebol português. "Tem o Carlos Alberto, o Derlei, o Luiz Fabiano e o Diego. Ainda bem que eles estão lá para me ajudar na adaptação", comentou o jogador.

  9. |--LdC--|

    |--LdC--| New Member

    Nov 16, 2003
    Probably its a good signing, but i´d like to remember that we have Nuno Valente, Areias, Rubens Junior, Mário Silva (on Loan), Hugo Luz(on loan) and Vitor Rodrigues(on loan) excluding players from the B team...all them left defenders, if we can´t go to the last 16 of CL or even Uefa this is 2 million euros terribly spent.
  10. Portoholic

    Portoholic New Member

    Sep 4, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    Yes, that is very unfortunate. Valente's absence has been a huge negative for the club this year.
  11. NoNameBoys

    NoNameBoys New Member

    Apr 28, 2004
    A Catedral
    Valente is so solid defensively. It has been a big blow in defence especially since nobody really settled into the position in his absense.
  12. Dracul

    Dracul New Member

    Sep 25, 2004
    Well done Dr. Henrique Jones!

    Let me remind you that the doctor said he would recover Nuno for a NT game 2 days after the one he got injured...but if he didn't make it...he would be fine in ONE week! That's why the NT refused to let go Nuno Valente (thing that OBVIOUSLY did not happen recently with Simão and Miguel) and recover with FC Porto's medical staff...
  13. NoNameBoys

    NoNameBoys New Member

    Apr 28, 2004
    A Catedral
    ...must be a conspiracy. :rolleyes:
  14. Dracul

    Dracul New Member

    Sep 25, 2004
    no, it's lack of capacity to do the job.

    How can a doctor claim that a player with a severe knee injury (torn ligaments) will be fit in 2 days or, in maximun, in one week?!!!!

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