Portuguese club Vitoria Setubal sign former Orlando Pirates striker Kermit Erasmus

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The diminutive player, who has previously turned out for Dutch side Feyenoord, has found a new home at Tinkler's former club

Former Orlando Pirates striker Kermit Erasmus has secured a move to Portuguese club Vitoria Setubal.

The Primeira Liga side have snapped up the South Africa international from Swedish Superettan outfit AFC Eskilstuna on a two-year deal.

Erasmus netted twice in nine league matches for Eskilstuna after joining the club in March 2018 as a free agent after being released by French Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais midway through the 2017/18 season.

Setubal announced the signing of the well-travelled forward on their official website: 

A club statement: "Vitoria Futebol Clube secured the signing of South African player Kermit Erasmus for the next two seasons. The 28-year-old striker, A for the South Africa National Team more than a dozen times, also had tickets to Dutch, French and Swedish football."

"Moreover, it was in the Netherlands, at the Feyenoord training academy, that Kermit took the first steps in football. In Europe Kermit also represented the French of Rennes and the Lens and more recently the Swedes of the AFC Eskilstuna."

"However, it was when he represented the Orlando Pirates, the iconic South African club, who first heard of Vitoria Football Club, all thanks to trainer Eric Tinkler, a former player of Vitoria."

Erasmus is happy to have joined Setubal, who once had former Pirates coach Eric Tinkler on the books in the 90's. 

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"When the opportunity arose to come and represent Vitória, I spoke with my former coach, Eric Tinkler, who gave me the best references of the club,"  Erasmus told the club's official website.

"He told me a little about the history and grandeur of Vitória and especially about the good fish that is eaten in Setubal, but which, I confess, I am not very fond of. I will have to prove it," he concluded.

Erasmus could make his official debut for Setubal when they lock horns with Sporting Lisbon in a league game at the Estádio José Alvalade on Saturday.

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