After speculation last month concerning Gamba signing Brazilian Evson (full name Evson Patrício Vasconcelos do Nascimento) on loan, we finally made it official today as the defender/midfielder, 23, signed a year-long contract which will start from the 1st February 2014 until the 1st January 2015.
The Brazilian joins from Corinthians-AL after spending the 2013 season with CSA and then Paulista FC. He had been playing as a central midfielder last year but Gamba have already set him as a centre back, which is a position we needed to strengthen thanks to Konno moving into midfield as well as Iwashita having an injury-plagued 2013. Standing at 190cm, he will be no pushover in the air but his reading of the game also looks very good based on the YouTube videos I have seen of him. He also seems to be a strong opponent with a good tackling ability as well as having some pace that we will need in our return season to J1.
He will be with us for at least one year but we have the first option to extend that loan period if we so wish. I think this will be a good signing if he can live up to his reputation in the J.League as well as settling in quickly. He has reportedly been in Japan for almost a month now so things should be going smoothly for him.
I cannot wait to see him play and I wish him the best in his Gamba career. Hopefully he and Nishino can form a formidable defensive partnership. Welcome to Gamba Evson!
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