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The Dutch defender is Famalicão’s first reinforcement

The Dutch defender is Famalicão’s first reinforcement

Justin de Haas, who has been at NK Lokomotiva (Croatia) for two seasons, should be the first new face of João Pedro Sousa’s squad for next season

Justin de Haas should be Famalicão’s first signing next season. The news, advanced by the Croatian press, is confirmed by O JOGO and the central defender, 23, is preparing to leave NK Lokomotiva (Croatia), the banner he has represented for the past two seasons, to head to Portugal and Minho. region.

A left-footed 1.94m player, he will replace the departure of Diogo Quirós, who has expired his contract, and will join Otavio (defender he acquired permanently from Flamengo, after half a year on loan), in the left-back, centre-back group in the line-up coached by João Pedro Souza. . Thus, the sector will also be with Richeli, although the Brazilian and the captain of the team have a market, and the Albanian international Mihaj, both right. There is also Penetra, a midfielder, but he has become a right-back and will continue there.

Returning to Justin de Haas, the Dutchman trained at AZ Alkmaar, and in 2018/19 he made his debut in the first team squad, without leaving the bench, at De Graafschap-AZ (1-1), in the 29th round of the Eredivisie. The following season, he moved to PSV, having played 27 matches for the second team, in a season and a half. In 2020/21, he was on the bench for PSV’s meeting against Granada (defeat 2-1), counting on the Europa League. In that winter market, he moved to Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia), also to represent the second team, in a total of 15 matches.

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Then he signed for NK Lokomotiva and played 19 matches in his first year. In the year 2022/23, he participated in 23 matches, 20 of them as a starter, distributed to the Croatian League (21 matches) and the Croatian Cup (2 matches). It is described as another bet by SAD on a young player who has room to advance, with a view to future appreciation, as has already happened in well-known cases such as those of Pedro Gonçalves and Ugarte (Sporting), Tony Martinez (FC Porto) or Bickle (Cremonese), which have achieved Historic earnings for the management headed by Miguel Ribeiro, with Ivan Jaime expected to be the next big sale.