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Porto lure Rolando away from Lisbon

Published: Wednesday 16 April 2008, 20.10CET
Champions FC Porto have struck a deal to take highly-rated Portugal Under-21 defender Rolando to the Estádio do Dragão from Lisbon side CF Os Belenenses.
Porto lure Rolando away from Lisbon
Rolando will play for Porto next season ©Getty Images

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Published: Wednesday 16 April 2008, 20.10CET

Porto lure Rolando away from Lisbon

Champions FC Porto have struck a deal to take highly-rated Portugal Under-21 defender Rolando to the Estádio do Dragão from Lisbon side CF Os Belenenses.

Champions FC Porto have struck a deal to take highly-rated Portugal Under-21 defender Rolando to the Estádio do Dragão from Lisbon side CF Os Belenenses.

Deal brokered
Porto president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa announced that the Cape Verde-born centre-back will join the club on a four-year contract once his Belenenses deal expires in the summer. "Rolando will be an FC Porto player for the next four years," he said. "I personally reached an agreement with [Belenenses president] Fernando Sequeira for the transfer." Rolando has scored seven goals in 93 Liga games for Belenenses since his debut in 2004/05. The 22-year-old had been linked with English teams West Ham United FC and Newcastle United FC.

Last updated: 16/04/08 14.18CET

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