Kwara United have snapped up exciting Brazilian winger Lucas Ribeiro Alves on a one-year loan deal.
The new arrival will be unveiled soon, according to the player’s Greece-based Nigerian agent Peter Denise Alade.
Alves is the second high-profile signing to join the Afonja Warriors, ahead of the 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League, following the arrival of former Super Eagles goalkeeper Dele Ayenugba from Israeli side Hapoel Afula.
Kwara United had been on the trail of the former Corinthians winger, with Alade playing a key role in the arrival of the South American to the Ilorin-based club.
Alves, who can also function as a midfielder, had a stint in the US cut short following the outbreak of COVID-19 in March.
The 25-year-old is hoping to play a big role in Kwara United’s campaign next season, but admits the NPFL is a new challenge.
Nigerian agent Alade, CEO of Prime Sports Management, said Alves would bring along the Brazillian flair to Kwara United.