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Kléber and Djalma leave Marítimo for Porto

Published: Monday 4 July 2011, 15.53CET
Brazilian forward Kléber said it was "one of the happiest days" of his life after signing a five-year deal with FC Porto, where he joins up with former CS Marítimo team-mate Djalma.
Kléber and Djalma leave Marítimo for Porto
Djalma (left) in action for Marítimo against Benfica ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Monday 4 July 2011, 15.53CET

Kléber and Djalma leave Marítimo for Porto

Brazilian forward Kléber said it was "one of the happiest days" of his life after signing a five-year deal with FC Porto, where he joins up with former CS Marítimo team-mate Djalma.

Brazilian forward Kléber has signed for FC Porto where he will link up with former CS Marítimo team-mate Djalma.

Kléber, 21, has penned a five-year deal with Porto having scored 14 goals in 38 Liga matches during his two-season spell at Marítimo. He had been with the Madeira outfit on loan from parent club Clube Atlético Mineiro, for whom he never started a league game.

"Porto are known all over the world and anyone would dream about coming here," said Kléber. "Today is one of the happiest days of my life. I'm very pleased with the opportunity that Porto are giving me and I hope I can repay them. Every player dreams about winning the UEFA Champions League."

Joining Kléber at the Estádio do Dragão is 24-year-old Angolan striker Djalma, who leaves Marítimo after five first-team campaigns. Porto have not released details of their acquisition of Djalma but the player was present when the squad began pre-season training on Monday.

"My first impressions are good," he said. "It's a huge club, bigger than I expected, but I am up to the challenge." Vítor Pereira succeeded André Villas-Boas as Porto coach last month following the latter's departure for Chelsea FC.

Porto will enter Europe's premier club competition at the group stage having won the Portuguese Liga – as well as the Portuguese Cup and UEFA Europa League – last term. Before that, they meet FC Barcelona in the UEFA Super Cup match on Friday 26 August.

Last updated: 04/07/11 19.13CET

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