Palmeiras sign Brazil U-21 winger on loan

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Rio de Janeiro, Jan 14 (IANS) Brazilian football giants Palmeiras have signed Brazil under-21 international Kelvin on a year-long loan from Portuguese club Porto.

The winger will arrive at the club later this week for a medical exam before an official announcement is made, Xinhua quoted local media as reporting Tuesday.

The 21-year-old has made just 14 first-team appearances for Porto since his 2011 move from Parana Clube.

He has spent most of his time in the Portuguese club’s B team and on loan at Rio Ave.

Kelvin is the 13th player to join Palmeiras so far in the off-season as new coach Oswaldo de Oliveira overhauls his squad.

The eight-time Brazilian champions narrowly avoided relegation last year after being promoted from the Serie B in 2013.

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