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Braga add to fire power with Carlão signing

Published: Sunday 21 August 2011, 18.17CET
SC Braga have completed the signing of Brazilian forward Carlão from Japanese side Kashima Antlers on loan until the end of the season with the option of a permanent deal.
Braga add to fire power with Carlão signing
Carlão (left) has joined Braga on loan with the option of a permanent deal at the end of the season ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Sunday 21 August 2011, 18.17CET

Braga add to fire power with Carlão signing

SC Braga have completed the signing of Brazilian forward Carlão from Japanese side Kashima Antlers on loan until the end of the season with the option of a permanent deal.

Brazilian forward Carlão has joined UEFA Europa League play-off contenders SC Braga from Japanese side Kashima Antlers on a season-long loan with the option of a permanent deal.

Carlão, 25, should be familiar with playing in Portugal having scored 27 goals in 55 league appearances during three seasons at UD Leiria before his move to Japan. "It's an important step in my career," said Carlão. "Braga are a great club and I'm happy with the choice I've made. I had a very good spell at Leiria and I want to do even better here."

Braga have also signed 22-year-old Nigerian forward Samson Kayode on loan until the end of the season from Spanish outfit Club Atlético de Madrid. Leonardo Jardim's side travel to Switzerland on Thursday for the second leg of their UEFA Europa League play-off against BSC Young Boys, with the tie evenly poised at 0-0.

Last updated: 21/08/11 20.10CET

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