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Rayo complete Brazilian raid

Published: Thursday 23 January 2003, 17.45CET
Rayo Vallecano have added a Brazilian to their ranks after signing AD Sao Caetano's Iriney Santos da Silva.
Published: Thursday 23 January 2003, 17.45CET

Rayo complete Brazilian raid

Rayo Vallecano have added a Brazilian to their ranks after signing AD Sao Caetano's Iriney Santos da Silva.
Rayo Vallecano have added a Brazilian to their ranks after signing midfielder Iriney Santos da Silva from AD Sao Caetano.

Ready and willing
The 21-year-old has joined on a six-month loan after falling out of favour with Sao Caetano coach Mario Sergio. A left-sided, physically imposing player, Iriney said he was "ready" for the challenge ahead with Rayo, the Primera División's third-bottom club.

'Quality player'
According to Rayo director Alvaro Ruiz Mateos, Iriney has been on the club's wanted list for some time. "He is a quality player," he said. Iriney, who is a former team-mate of Villarreal CF's summer buy Marcos Senna, had a trial with Rayo's city rivals Club Atlético de Madrid four years ago but was not offered a contract.

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