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S. Korean football club Suwon acquire Brazilian forward

2018/01/02 17:39

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SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korean football club Suwon Samsung Bluewings said Tuesday they've acquired Brazilian forward Wagner Da Silva Souza, commonly known as Waguininho.

Suwon, which finished third in the top flight K League Classic last year, said they've inked a deal with the 28-year-old, who played the last two seasons with Bucheon FC in the second division K League Challenge.

Suwon said Waguininho has completed his medical and will join the club's training in Jeju on Wednesday.

"Waguininho is a player who can play as striker, winger and attacking midfielder," Suwon said. "He will help our team, as we also need to compete at the Asian Football Confederation Champions League this year."

   Waguninho bagged nine goals with three assists in 36 matches in his first season in South Korea in 2016. Last year, he netted 12 goals in 28 matches and was the Challenge's third-best scorer.

Waguninho is the second foreign player to join Suwon this winter. The four-time league champions previously signed Brazilian right wing back Cristovam Roberto Ribeiro da Silva on loan from Parana.

Suwon, meanwhile, are reportedly working on signing Montenegrin striker Dejan Damjanovic. The three-time K League scoring champion played for Suwon's arch rivals, FC Seoul, last season.

This photo provided by South Korean football club Suwon Samsung Bluewings on Jan. 2, 2018, shows their new signing, Wagner Da Silva Souza. (Yonhap) This photo provided by South Korean football club Suwon Samsung Bluewings on Jan. 2, 2018, shows their new signing, Wagner Da Silva Souza. (Yonhap)

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