Kwara United have snapped up exciting Brazilian winger Lucas Ribeiro Alves on a one – year loan deal .
The new arrival will be unveiled soon , according to the player ’ s Greece – based Nigerian agent Peter Denise Alade .
Alves is the second high – profile signing to join the Afonja Warriors, ahead of the 2020/ 21 Nigeria Professional Football League , following the arrival of former Super Eagles goalkeeper Dele Ayenugba from Isareli side Hapoel Afula.
Our correspondent learnt Kwara United had been on the trail of the former Corinthians winger , with Alade playing a key role in the arrival of the South American to the Ilorin -based club .
Alves, who can also function as a midfielder , had a stint in the US cut short following the outbreak of COVID – 19 in March .
The 25- year – old is hoping to play a big role in Kwara United ’ s campaign next season , but admits the NPFL is a new challenge.
“ I feel good, it ’ s a challenge and I’ m going to learn a lot here.
After I left the US due to coronavirus , I returned to Brazil but Peter (Nigerian agent ) told me to come here (Kwara United ) , he said they play good football in Nigeria .
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“ I’ ll do my best to help the team ; what’ s important is the team .
So many things like the food and the way they drive here is new to me , but I enjoyed the reception I got .
It’ s a lovely place to be . ”
Nigerian agent Alade , CEO of Prime Sports Management, said Alves would bring along the Brazillian flair to Kwara United .
“ Lucas is a highly disciplined professional footballer .
He will bring the Brazillian style ; he ’ s a playmaker with good passes and scores goals too, ”
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