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.