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Álvaro Djaló fired with all honors in Braga

Álvaro Djaló Athletic Club

Jesus Carames

May 19, 2024 | 1:00 p.m.

The winger Álvaro Djaló, Athletic Club's new signing, concluded this Saturday a seven-year period in the club where he formed and became known, Sporting de Braga, and leaves for San Mamés to represent Athletic Club.

Goodbye to Braga, welcome to Bilbao: Álvaro Djaló joins Athletic Club

Djaló, 24, entered the field in the 67th minute of Braga's match against Porto, which closed the Portuguese League, and had one of his team's best chances, after taking advantage of his speed to enter the area, but He could not avoid his team's 0-1 defeat.

Even with the bitter taste of the end, this was the best season of the winger's career so far, as he finished with 16 goals - one of them in the Champions League against Real Madrid - and five assists, in addition to winning the League Cup.

Álvaro Djaló, of Guinean descent, will now return home, because although he was born in Madrid, he grew up in Bilbao, the city where he also took his first steps in football. In 2017 he joined the Braga youth academy and last season he made the jump to the first team.

A successful season and a promising future at San Mamés

His speed, passing ability and finishing with both feet gave him a greater role in the Portuguese club's game and he made the most of the opportunity to play in the Champions League, where he scored a goal against Real Madrid in the group stage.

In March, Djaló signed for five seasons with Athletic Club, which paid 15 million euros for the forward, to which another 5,5 million will be added for goals. This signing reflects Athletic's commitment to players with talent and potential to strengthen its squad and aspire to greater achievements in the next season.

In San Mamés, Djaló will meet a familiar face, Edu Ares, also a winger. The incorporation of both players promises to bring speed, creativity and efficiency to the attack of the Bilbao team. With these new acquisitions, Athletic Club seeks to consolidate its position in La Liga and compete at the highest level in all competitions.

The arrival of Álvaro Djaló to Athletic Club is a reason for excitement for fans and an important step in the young winger's career. With his talent and determination, Djaló has the potential to become a key piece of the team and contribute significantly to the future successes of Athletic Club.

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