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PSV delight at Da Costa deal

PSV Eindhoven have added to their defensive options with the capture of Portuguese prodigy Manuel da Costa from French Ligue 1 outfit AS Nancy-Lorraine.

PSV Eindhoven have added to their defensive options with the capture of Portuguese prodigy Manuel da Costa from French side AS Nancy-Lorraine.

High hopes
The 20-year-old centre-back has agreed a five-year contract with the Dutch champions and becomes new coach Ronald Koeman's second summer signing after goalkeeper Oscar Moens. Da Costa has been given the No14 shirt and a trip to the club's training base has whetted his appetite for next season. "It will be a beautiful base to grow and develop with PSV. The atmosphere is relaxed and I obviously know PSV from their excellent performances in the Champions League."

'Very talented'
As well as his ten appearances in Ligue 1 last term - with his debut coming in January - Da Costa scored a memorable individual goal to help Nancy defeat Le Mans UC 72 in the French League Cup semi-finals. Nancy went on to lift the trophy and qualify for the 2006/07 UEFA Cup. He also caught the eye representing Portugal at the Toulon Under-20 tournament in May 2006, having resisted calls to play for France where he was born. Koeman said: "He is a very talented defender. I am happy we have been able to sign him."