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Trabzonspor add firepower with Jajá

Published: Sunday 8 August 2010, 21.07CET
Trabzonspor AŞ have bolstered their strike force ahead of their UEFA Europa League play-off tie against Liverpool FC by signing Brazilian forward Jajá from FC Metalist Kharkiv.
Trabzonspor add firepower with Jajá
Jajá (right) has signed a four-year contract with Trabzonspor ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Sunday 8 August 2010, 21.07CET

Trabzonspor add firepower with Jajá

Trabzonspor AŞ have bolstered their strike force ahead of their UEFA Europa League play-off tie against Liverpool FC by signing Brazilian forward Jajá from FC Metalist Kharkiv.

Brazilian forward Jajá has moved from FC Metalist Kharkiv to fellow UEFA Europa League play-off contenders Trabzonspor AŞ for a fee of €4.2m.

Jajá put pen to paper on a four-year deal with the Turkish outfit, having featured in two Ukrainian Premier League games for Metalist this term. His new club beat Bursaspor 3-0 to claim the Turkish Super Cup on Saturday and Jajá, formerly of Getafe CF, admits that performance helped persuade him to make the move.

"I knew Trabzonspor were a good team and shortly after meeting the club president I signed the contract," said the 24-year-old América FC academy product. "I watched their Super Cup game and they were fantastic. The fans were very energetic and I'll be happy to play in front of such a crowd." Trabzonspor will nonetheless be away from home for the first leg of their UEFA Europa League play-off against Liverpool FC on 19 August, with the return game scheduled for the following Thursday. Metalist will travel to face AC Omonia in the opening leg of their tie.

Last updated: 08/08/10 22.42CET

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