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Sporting make Jeffrén 14th summer signing

Published: Thursday 4 August 2011, 11.21CET
Jeffrén Suárez has become Sporting Clube de Portugal's 14th signing of the summer after leaving FC Barcelona's training camp in Miami to sign a five-year contract with the Lisbon club.
Sporting make Jeffrén 14th summer signing
Jeffren celebrates scoring against Belarus in June's UEFA European Under-21 Championship ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Thursday 4 August 2011, 11.21CET

Sporting make Jeffrén 14th summer signing

Jeffrén Suárez has become Sporting Clube de Portugal's 14th signing of the summer after leaving FC Barcelona's training camp in Miami to sign a five-year contract with the Lisbon club.

Sporting Clube de Portugal have unveiled FC Barcelona winger Jeffrén Suárez as their latest signing of a busy summer for the Lisbon club.

The Venezuelan-born player penned a five-year deal at the Estádio José Alvalade after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee. "Here I can play more and grow as a player," said Jeffrén, who scored three goals in 22 Liga outings for the European champions. "I want to win titles."

Jeffrén, 23, was a member of the Spain squad which won the UEFA European Under-21 Championship earlier this summer and joins the likes of Valeri Bojinov, Diego Capel and Oguchi Onyewu at Sporting in becoming the club's 14th signing since the end of last season.

Sporting will discover who stands between them and a place in the UEFA Europa League group stage when the play-off draw is made in Nyon on Friday at 13.30CET.

Last updated: 04/08/11 11.49CET

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