The soap opera involving the arrival of striker Niltinho to black Bridge, which has been dragging on since last week, came to an end in the early afternoon of Thursday, when Macaca confirmed the deal with Desportivo Chaves, from Portugal.
The announcement came from the player himself on video posted on the club’s social networks with a message for the crowd. Watch below:
In official notes, the clubs announced that Niltinho will definitely sign with Ponte, with a contract until December 31, 2022, the economic rights divided by 50% for each side.
Initially, the release would be on loan, with Macaca getting a showcase fee in case of future negotiation, but the parties changed the agreement.
Niltinho is expected in Campinas on Saturday to introduce himself to coach Fábio Moreno. The expectation is that the documentation will be regularized in time for him to be available to debut already on Thursday, against Criciúma, in Santa Catarina, for the second phase of the Copa do Brasil.
The physical part will not be a problem, since he was active in Europe. In his probable farewell to Chaves, the striker entered the field last Monday, when he participated in 27 minutes of the 2-1 victory over Penafiel, by the second local division.
Niltinho in action by Desportivo Chaves – Photo: Press Release Desportivo Chaves
Despite the restrictions imposed by the government of Portugal on flights to Brazil, the parties managed to obtain a permit for the trip to be direct, with the necessary care due to the Covid-19 pandemic, such as a PCR exam carried out up to 72 hours in advance with a negative result. .
Since the second half of 2018 in Portuguese football, Niltinho has played 55 games and seven goals for Chaves. He has been a reserve in the current season, but he plays frequently.
Former CSA and Chapecoense, the striker is 27 years old and was nominated by Macaca’s football executive, Alarcon Pacheco, who knows Niltinho from Alagoas football. While Alarcon worked at CRB, Niltinho played for CSA.
In 2018, he stood out during the campaign that ended with CSA’s access to the national elite, but went to Europe before the end of Serie B
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Given the difficulties in the market to find a replacement for Bruno Rodrigues after numerous unsuccessful attempts, Niltinho, left-handed and with characteristics of acting openly, is seen as an option for what is considered the main shortage of the cast at this moment: the right side of the squad. alvinegro attack – sector occupied today by Pedrinho.
In addition to CSA and Chapecoense, Niltinho has already defended Atlético-GO, Criciúma, São Caetano, to whom he belonged for a long time, Volta Redonda, among others.
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