Al Jazira confirm Thiago Neves signing

Al Jazira confirm Thiago Neves signing

The 30-year-old replaces Argentine Manuel Lanzini, who was signed last summer.



By James Jose (senior Reporter)

Published: Fri 12 Jun 2015, 1:08 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:13 PM


Neves (front) has inked a three-year deal with Al Jazira. — AFP

Abu Dhabi — Brazilian playmaker Thiago Neves is all set to join Al Jazira after the club confirmed his signing on Thursday night.

Neves has inked a three-year deal and joins the Pride of Abu Dhabi from Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal. The 30-year-old replaces Argentine Manuel Lanzini, who was signed last summer. Lanzini is out along with Burkina Faso winger Jonathan Pitroipa, who will make way for the incoming Ivory Coast forward Gervinho from Italian Serie A side Roma.

Club spokesman Mohammed Abdulrahman Al Khidiri confirmed the news of Neves’ signing to the Khaleej Times saying more details will be revealed in the coming days at a press conference. Al Jazira also tweeted the news on their official account. They also announced it on their official website. Although it is not known about the sum involved in the transfer, it is believed to be Dh 45 million.

“Al Jazira Football Company announced that the Brazilian midfielder Thiago Neves has officially signed a three-year contract to join the first football team. He will be presented to the media and fans later at a press conference,” a club statement said.

Belgian coach Eric Gerets is on his way out with Al Jazira set to reunite with Brazilian Abel Braga, who led them to their maiden League title as well as the Cup in 2011. But the club is yet to confirm it.

james@khaleejtimes.com 


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