Finally, Lech Poznan’s successor Pedro Tipa, after passing the medical examinations, will be the second summer transfer of 22-year-old Polish champion Afonso Sousa, who is already in Poland and will undergo medical examinations on Wednesday, June 29. Thus, four Portuguese will still perform at Kolejorz.
Afonso Souza or Afonso Gamelas Pinho Sousa was born on May 3, 2000 in Aveiro. The player took his first steps in football at the Beira Mar academy, but was formed by the famous Portuguese champion FC Porto academy. As a child, the new Lechita was still playing for GD Gafanha, 9 years ago he started climbing the various junior levels at FC Porto until he found his way into the reserves of this club. In the fall of 2020, he was handed over to Belenenses Lisbon, with whom the Polish champion competed 7 years ago in the group stage of the European League (two draws 0-0).
Many Portuguese youth representatives in the league played in this country a total of 61 matches, in which he scored 3 goals and 2 assists. Afonso Sousa scored 33 matches, 3 goals and 2 assists in the last competition on all fronts (29 league matches, 1 hit, 2 assists decisive). Before joining Belenenses, the 174 cm tall and 64 kg player won the UEFA Champions League youth match against FC Porto in the 2018/2019 season. Sousa scored a goal from Chelsea in the final that was held last April 3 years, and the Portuguese participated in the UEFA Youth League in 2017-2020, where he scored 2 assists and 7 goals in 17 matches.
The right-footed rider may appear on the eight and ten in addition to the left wing. Famous for his participation in the game, he can catch the ball using sliding interventions more often and play the movement himself. Afonso Sousa feels good dribbling, in the last season of the Portuguese League he scored 86% accurate passes, and for a player with many offensive strengths, Sousa catches a lot of yellow cards. 22-year-old successor Pedro Taiba often participates in 1v1 duels, and last season he won 54% of them in defense.
Afonso Sousa is generating huge interest in the transfer market for two years. This summer he also had several performances, but the Polish champion gave him the opportunity to promote himself by playing in the European Cups. The Portuguese is a client of the same management agency as Joao Amaral. Recently he was in the camp of the U-21 team, after a short vacation, he decided to come to Lech Pozna, with whom he will sign a 4-year contract after passing medical exams. The midfielder will cost our team 800 thousand euros, half of which goes to FC Porto.
The 22-year-old midfielder, who has received various offers, was determined to pick Lech Pozna, although other clubs outplayed the offer by enticing the Belenenses with a higher transfer amount. Afonso Sousa is a footballer who has the potential to sell even for several million euros, it’s an interesting transfer on paper, a candidate for the Kolejorz star and full-fledged Ekstraklasa. The last time the Portuguese competed for the stake on May 9, he trained later only including. In the youth team camp which ended on June 12th. Sousa is not preparing for now, Belenenses is resuming training, so the right midfielder has to make up a lot without having much time. Lech Pozna starts a new season on July 5th and competes every 3-4 days without any serious training between matches.
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