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Birkirkara to sign Brazilian winger Alex Alves

Stripes expecting another four overseas players

Birkirkara are close to bringing back Brazilian winger Alex ‘Lecao’ Paixao.

The Stripes, now under the charge of coach Giovanni Tedesco, are looking to build a competitive squad ahead of the new season and have targeted Lecao as one of their main targets in their rebuilding process.

Alves started the 2020-21 season with Birkirkara FC but last January he decided to start a new challenge in Saudi Arabia with Al-Washm.

The 29-year-old has again been offered the chance to return to Birkirkara and the player accepted the opportunity and agreed personal terms with the Stripes’ top hierarchy.

Alves is expected to arrive in Malta next week to finalise his return to the club.

The right winger is seen as a good signing for the Stripes as they are acquiring the services of a player who has a lot of experience in Maltese football.

In fact, he arrived in Malta in 2015 when he joined Tarxien Rainbows and he produced some eye-catching performances.

In 2017 he moved to Balzan where he spent almost 18 months before he decided to continue his career in Saud Arabia with Al-Akhdoud.

In 2020, he moved to Birkirkara before he returned to Balzan last summer.

Alves is one of a number of overseas players that are set to join Birkirkara in the coming days.

In fact, the Stripes are awaiting the arrival of another four players.

They are set to bring in a French central defender, a Brazilian central midfielder, a Brazilian winger and an Argentine striker.

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