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Santa Clara: Joao Costa strengthens the attack

Santa Clara: Joao Costa strengthens the attack

Joao Costa, the top scorer in the third league, will accompany Santa Clara in their return to the league. According to the More footballthe 24-year-old striker will leave Alverca.

This Sunday, the striker scored two goals in the victory over Academica (2-1), which was decisive for the Ribatejo crest to win the Spanish League 3. Before one round of the tournament, he scored 22 goals in 31 matches. The final will be held in Lorosa.

Enjoying the best phase of the season, Joao Costa has scored nine goals in his last seven matches.

This Alverca campaign also involved midfielder Miguel Pires, 21, and central defender Cesinha, 22, both on loan from Santa Clara.

In the interview conducted for More footballLast week, Joao Costa returned to the league, but without revealing the next step. In any case, it could be determined that interest in the striker rose significantly from March onwards, especially since he is at the end of his contract with Alverka.

“Everyone grows at their own pace. I am very proud of my journey. “If you arrive at Alverca and play this season, it means the process didn't go that bad.”

Having grown up in Vitoria de Setubal and Estrella da Amadora, he starred in Belenenses and established himself in Alverca. For this reason, they achieved their second successive promotion to League Two, and their third in four years.

Joao Costa's suitors have lined up, with offers from places as diverse as Spain, France, Switzerland and even South Korea. Meanwhile, the financial lure from Denmark has not convinced the young striker.

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As such, he made his first experience outside of Lisbon, and his first league appearance, as he had hoped.

Joao Costa is Santa Clara's first reinforcement for the 2024/25 season.