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2018-01-03 14:45:00

Eduardo da Silva will undergo medical

Author: Jakub Mieżejewski Photo: Mateusz Kostrzewa
Former Arsenal, Shakhtar Donetsk and Dinamo Zagreb striker and Croatian national team player came to Warsaw today for medical, after which he will sign a contract with Legia.

Eduardo da Silva is 34 years old and he played 62 games and scored 29 goals for Croatian national team.  He started his career in Dinamo Zagreb, from which he was bought to Arsenal in 2007 for 13,5 mln euro. There the striker suffered a serious injury, which strongly affected his career. In 2010-2014 he played for Shakhtar Donetsk. He was the Ukrainian champion five times with the them and also won five Ukrainian cups. Eduardo da Silva has also huge experience in the international arena. He played 32 games in the UEFA Champions League and scored nine goals.

 

"I know Eduardo from the age of 15 and I have no doubt that if the injury in Arsenal didn't stop his career, thanks to the great talent and Brazilian passion, combined with the European mentality, he would be one of the best strikers in the world. He is still a footballer with enormous skills. I believe that his experience and hunger for goals will be a huge advantage for Legia, and as a world-class player will become a model for young footballers in the first team and academy " said Legia's coach Romeo Jozak.

 

"One of our main goals is the rejuvenation of the Legia's team but Eduardo is a world-class player who can bring enormous experience and quality to the team. His unique mentality and character will develop young players and will be very useful to us. The combination of youth, experience and excellent skills will not only allow build a team but also win the champion, which is expected from Legia " said Ivan Kepcija, technical director of Legia Warsaw.

 

On January 3rd and 4th, Eduardo da Silva will undergo medical in Warsaw, after which he will sign a contract with Legia Warsaw.


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