Braga bring in Peruvian youngster

Portuguese UEFA Cup hopefuls SC Braga have signed highly-rated Peruvian international defender Alberto Rodriguez on a three-and-a-half year deal.

Portuguese UEFA Cup hopefuls SC Braga have signed highly-rated Peruvian international defender Alberto Rodriguez on a three-and-a-half year deal.

Prodigious development
The 22-year-old centre-back joins Rogério Gonçalves' side from Lima outfit Club Sporting Cristal for an undisclosed fee having caught the eye with a series of mature performances. He made his first-team debut for his hometown club in 2002 having shone with Peru Under-17s, and is now firmly cemented in the senior national side, with over 30 caps already. Braga face Parma FC in the last 32 of the UEFA Cup in February.

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