The official website for European football

Porto prise Rúben from Nacional

Published: Monday 18 January 2010, 21.51CET
UEFA Champions League contenders FC Porto have made their first January signing by snaring Portuguese midfielder Rúben Micael on a four-and-a-half-year deal from Liga rivals CD Nacional.
Porto prise Rúben from Nacional
Rúben Micael (CD Nacional) ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 18 January 2010, 21.51CET

Porto prise Rúben from Nacional

UEFA Champions League contenders FC Porto have made their first January signing by snaring Portuguese midfielder Rúben Micael on a four-and-a-half-year deal from Liga rivals CD Nacional.

UEFA Champions League contenders FC Porto have made their first signing of the January window by snaring Portuguese midfielder Rúben Micael on a four-and-a-half-year contract from fellow Liga side CD Nacional.

European exploits
Porto have paid €3m for 60% of the player's rights and the 23-year-old arrives after an impressive first half of the season for fifth-placed Nacional, during which he scored two goals in 16 league matches. Groomed at Madeira rivals CF União, Rúben made name in Europe this term by scoring five times in six UEFA Europa League Group L matches with a further two in the play-offs against FC Zenit St. Petersburg. Nacional ended the group phase in third place to drop out of Europe while Porto resume UEFA Champions League duty in the first leg of their round of 16 tie at home to Arsenal FC on 17 February.

Last updated: 03/02/10 11.27CET

Related information

Player profiles
Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=944614.html#porto+prise+ruben+from+nacional

UEFA.com features

Wales captain Ingle on Bristol-Frankfurt
  • Wales captain Ingle on Bristol-Frankfurt
  • All to play for: Best of the round of 16 first legs
  • B36's Á Borg on Faroese record and Liverpool
  • Garay enjoying Russian journey with Zenit
  • Snap shot: Liverpool's Istanbul heroes
  • Barcelona's Lozano set for Sporting
  • Ingle ready to lead Wales
  • Lopetegui on Porto's Basel visit
  • Maxwell on Paris-Chelsea and Zlatan Ibrahimović
  • Barcelona's Messi makes history again
1 of 10
 
  • © 1998-2015 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.