Indian Super League (ISL) side Jamshedpur FC have announced the signing of Brazilian midfielder Matheus Trindade Goncalves for the upcoming season.
With this signing, the Tata Steel owned outfit continues their trend of recruiting players with prior experience of playing in the ISL. They had signed former NorthEast United defender Andre Bikey on Monday.
The 21-year-old Goncalves had spent the 2016-17 season of the ISL on loan at FC Goa from his parent club Flamengo back in Brazil.
He made 13 appearances for the Goa outfit scoring one solitary goal in their 5-4 win over Chennaiyin FC.
The Brazilian midfielder returned to Flamengo at the start of the year from where he was immediately loaned out to Ceara Sporting Club for a period of three months before being loaned again to GO Audux in May this year.
The young midfielder will now line up under the tutelage of ex-Reading manager Steve Coppell in the Jamshedpur-based side’s first foray in the ISL.
The Rio de Janeiro born Gonacalves’ extensive run at the last ISL was vital for his development as an exciting youngster looking to fulfill his massive potential.
The Brazilian likes to occupy the centre of the midfield and has a decent long-range shot on him. He will be likely to link up with fellow compatriot Emerson Gomes who was signed by the club earlier this August.
The Steve Coppell coached side have already roped in the likes of Tiri, Memo, Kervens Belfort and Samheeg Doutiee to add to their overseas repertoire.