SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean football club Daegu said Tuesday they’ve signed two Brazilian forwards.
The K League Classic club said Herlison Caion de Sousa Ferreira and Jean Carlos Cloth Goncalves inked multiple-year contracts, but didn’t release further details.
Caion, as he is commonly known, previously played in South Korea after he signed with Gangwon FC in 2009. The 27-year-old then had stints in Iraq and Denmark. He played with Brazilian outfit Paysandu last year.
Jean, 24, made his pro debut with Rio Preto Esporte Clube in 2014 and later played with Salgueiro and ABC FC.
“This is my first time playing overseas,” Jean said through the South Korean club. “I want to lift a trophy with Daegu. Personally, I also want to be the top scorer in the league.”
Daegu said Caion and Jean will replace outgoing Brazilians Evandro Silva do Nascimento and Junior Negrao. Evandro joined Daegu on loan, while Junior signed a short-term deal with the club last year.
Daegu, which finished eighth in the 12-team league last year, said they’ve tried to re-sign Evandro and Junior, but couldn’t land the deal as they were wanted by many other clubs.