Report: Virtus Lanciano set to sign Hellas Verona goalkeeper NicolasHellas Verona goalkeeper Rafael, who has kept out Nicolas, gestures during a Serie A match against Internazionale at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on March 15, 2014
Virtus Lanciano are set to sign goalkeeper Nicolas from Hellas Verona, according to reports.
Respected Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims that the Serie B side were expecting to conclude a deal for the 26 year-old on Saturday.
Nicolas was signed from Campeonato Brasileiro Série D outfit Anapolina in July 2010, but has made just four appearances across four seasons for Hellas. Last term, he featured just once - a 5-1 loss to Napoli in the final weekend of the Serie A season.
Fellow Brazilian Rafael has been the preferred first choice during Nicolas’s spell at Hellas and it seems that he is now set to move on to secure first-team football.
At Virtus Lanciano - should he join - he will be competing with Vincenzo Aridità, Angelo Casadei and 20 year-old Romanian Laurențiu Brănescu for a starting berth.
The Abruzzo based outfit are coached by former journeyman midfielder Roberto D’Aversa, who is taking up his first managerial role. Last season, Virtus came 10th in Serie B - just two points short of the play-offs.