Uruguay keeper Silva joins Vasco da Gama

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 25: Uruguay international goalkeeper Martin Silva has agreed to a four-year deal with Brazilian club Vasco da Gama.

Regis Marques, Silva’s agent, Tuesday said his client has agreed in principle to join the Rio de Janeiro giants, who were earlier this month relegated to Brazil’s Serie B, reports Xinhua.

“We have already said OK and now we are waiting on Vasco to prepare the document for him to sign,” Marques said.

“Martin is in Uruguay now but has accepted the challenge and is very happy.”

Silva joins the club from Paraguay’s Olimpia, whom he helped to the final of this year’s Copa Libertadores.

The 30-year-old was the backup to Uruguay’s first-choice goalkeeper Fernando Muslera during the Confederations Cup in June. He played in the Celeste’s 8-0 victory over Tahiti June 23.

IANS