Argentine midfielder Desabato joins Vasco da Gama

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 17 (IANS) Brazilian football club Vasco da Gama have signed Argentine midfielder Leandro Luis Desabato in a bid to bolster their squad for the 2018 season.

Desabato will be tied to Vasco for two years after the outfit came to financial terms with his former club Velez Sarsfield, reports Xinhua news agency.

“I am really excited about being given the chance to play for Vasco,” the 27-year-old said in a video posted by the Brazilian club on Twitter.

Desabato, who made 123 appearances for Velez Sarsfield after making his debut in 2010, is the cousin of former Argentina national team center-back Luis Desabato.

Vasco finished seventh in the 2017 Brazilian Serie A standings, inside the qualifying places for next year’s Copa Libertadores, South America’s top club competition.

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