Porto pounce to sign Mendes

Portuguese champions FC Porto have signed midfield player Pedro Mendes from Vitória Guimarães.

Player swap
The Portugal international midfield player has joined in a €500,000 deal which also sees Porto players Júnior and Bruno Alves move on loan to Guimarães next season.

Successful season
Mendes, who has put pen to paper on a four-year contract, said: "This is a dream come true." The 24-year-old enjoyed his most successful season in 2002/03. As well as helping Guimarães to fifth place in the Super Liga, he won his first international caps against Scotland and Italy.