Chinese football club sign Brazilian striker Muriqui

17:10, June 30, 2010      

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China League One football club Guangzhou Evergrande confirmed Wednesday in a press conference that they have signed Brazilian striker Muriqui from Atletico Mineiro with a club record fee of 3.5 million U.S. dollars.

Muriqui, 24, was considered as a talented player and was loaned to several higher level Brazilian clubs including Vasco da Gama, Avai and trasferred to Desportivo Brazil in 2008.

In 2009, he was loaned to Avai again and was considered as one of the best players in the club. He joined Atletico Mineiro in January 2010.

The club beat several big Asian and European clubs that conveted Muriqui to sign with him, in hopes of bulking up the forward line with Muriqui's arrival.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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