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Palmeiras sign forward Leandro, who reveals his delight at signing in their centenary year

Leandro celebrates his Palmeiras goal

Palmeiras have announced the permanent signing of Leandro, the 20-year-old who spent last season on loan at the São Paulo based club.

The forward moves from Grêmio, who he had been with since 2010, on a four-year deal although the transfer fee remained undisclosed.

Leandro told the Palmeiras official website how pleased he was to have signed, especially ahead of such an important season in the clubs history.

“Anyone would want to join the Palmeiras team, especially in their centenary year, and I am so happy to say that now I am a Palmeiras player.

“I wanted to negotiate a deal and I thank God that I will be able to help the club during such an important season.”

The young forward has already demonstrated his talent during his time at the club as he scored 9 goals to help them earn promotion back to the Brasileirão from Série B last season.

Alviverde aim to celebrate their 100 year anniversary with success in 2014 and Leandro will be at the forefront of that.

The forward scored on his Seleção debut against Bolivia in a friendly match just for Brazil based players in April and is targeting a place in the national team again.

“Being called up to the Brazilian national team was the realisation of my dreams as a boy.

“I want to do my job for Palmeiras this season but with God’s will I hope to be called up to defend my country again.”


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