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Vasco da Gama forward Eder Luis will join Al Nasr.
Vasco da Gama forward Eder Luis will join Al Nasr.

Arabian Gulf League: Al Nasr sign Brazilian Eder Luis

Eder Luis is set to replace compatriot Bruno Correa in the Al Nasr line-up after the club agreed to a deal with Brazilian club Vasco da Gama for the striker.

Eder Luis is set to replace compatriot Bruno Correa in the Al Nasr line-up after the club agreed to a deal with Brazilian club Vasco da Gama for the striker.

Correa, who top scored in the league last season for Nasr with 16 goals, has been training with the club at their pre-season camp in Germany, but the club have been looking to replace him.

Nasr were linked to Al Ain's Jires Kembo Ekoko and West Bromwich Albion's Peter Odemwingie, but have plumped for Luis, 28.

"He will be coming to Dubai for his medicals and if he passes his fitness test, then we will finalise the deal," a club official said.

"He will be a really good addition to the squad. He is fast and can play with both feet. He can play on the wings as well as a second striker. So he gives you plenty of options on the pitch, plus the coach also recommended him."

Luis, who won the Portuguese double with Benfica in 2010, winning the league and Cup double with them before he was loaned out Vasco da Gama later in the summer that year.

The Brazilian club then signed him on a permanent deal in 2012. He will complete Nasr’s foreign quartet, joining Senegalese striker Ibrahima Toure, Australian midfielder Brett Holman and Leonardo Lima, the only foreign player retained by the club.

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