Mon, 25 Sep 2023

SAO PAULO, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Palmeiras has reached a deal to sign attacking midfielder Bruno Tabata from Sporting Lisbon, the Brazilian Serie A club said on Monday.

Tabata, who had three years remaining on his Sporting contract, agreed to a deal that runs until June 30, 2026.

"When I heard about the interest, I immediately told Sporting that I wanted to come here," the 25-year-old said. "The negotiations took a while but I was always confident that a deal would be done."

"Palmeiras are a big club with a great structure, and they always vie for titles. [Manager] Abel Ferreira also played an important part in it all. It was a combination of factors that convinced me to come."

Palmeiras currently leads the Brazilian Serie A standings with 45 points from 21 matches, six points ahead of second placed Corinthians.

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