Dyego Sousa to complete move to Chinese Super League
Braga target man Dyego Sousa is to completed his illustrious move to the Chinese Super League imminently.
He will now represent Shenzen, who currently sit just two places and two points above the relegation zone with 13 points from 16 games.
The deal is expected to bring in 15 million euros for Braga, who finished 4th in the league last campaign.
In total, the Brazilian born striker - who has played for Portugal on two occasions - bagged 20 goals across all competitions last season, 15 of which came in the Primeira Liga.
Reportedly, the likes of Benfica and Porto had been interested in his services, but Dyego Sousa was unsure of the legitimacy of those claims.
“Of the big clubs [Benfica and Porto], I only knew through you [the media]. The big clubs never said anything to me,” he said in comments to O Jogo.
On his move to China, Dyego said: “I think that now is a good time to go there. I’ve been to Shenzhen, I met the city and the club, I liked what I saw.”
Speaking about his future as a Portugal international, Dyego said: “I think Chinese football has already developed a lot, there are many who play there and also represent their national teams. When I arrived in Portugal, nobody expected to see Dyego Sousa in the national team.”
“In China at the highest level, I think I will have the opportunity. I hope to continue in the Selecao, leave my mark there.”