Saudi Premier League club Al-Ittihad recruit Brazilian trio - report
Saudi Premier League club Al-Ittihad signed three Brazilian players on Saturday, according to their official Facebook page.
The Libyan outfit have reportedly signed defender Rogério Conceição from Portuguese club CD Feirense, midfielder Mauro Alonso and 22-year-old Le Mans striker Fernando Henrique.
It is believed that new Ittihad boss, Jose Vidigal, personally recommended the Brazilian trio to the club’s administration as he personally knows the players.
The Portuguese coach was the main point of contact between club and players as he successfully monitored the ongoing negotiations with their agents.
The recent recruits are seen as a most needed addition to the club’s squad ahead of the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League in two months’ time.
Tripoli-based Ittihad have been holding a training camp in Antalya, Turkey, and will also play a couple of friendly matches, including one against Turkish club Beşiktaş, in preparation for the competition.
Source: Libyan Herald