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Flamengo poach Vasco youngster

Flamengo have poached 18-year-old Vasco prospect Ygor after eleven years at the São Januario.

The full-back, not eligible to play for Flamengo until next year, has crossed the bitter divide in Rio de Janeiro, despite the fact he received offers from Portugal.

"I spent 11 years of my life there and I have great affection for Vasco," said Ygor.

"Here in Rio there is this culture that you cannot play for a rival. In São Paulo, for example, it does not exist. 

"When I left the Vasco, I received some offers from other clubs in Brazil, but with Flamengo came the opportunity to be with my family.'

Ygor left Vasco after a bitter dispute, during which the youngster accused some club officials of corruption in team selection.


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