Gremio sign Uruguayan star Chaves

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 3: Highly-rated Uruguayan teeger Martin Chaves has joined Brazilian football club Gremio on a year-long loan deal from Perol.

The 18-year-old midfielder confirmed the move in an interview with Brazil’s Radio Bandeirantes on Thursday, reports Xinhua.

“It’s a great opportunity. Gremio is a big Brazilian club and I’m very happy to be playing here,” Chaves said.

Despite having successfully represented Uruguay at youth levels, Chaves has had few opportunities with Perol’s first team.

Gremio qualified for this year’s Copa Libertadores – Latin America’s top club trophy – by winning the Copa do Brasil last year.

They will make their debut in the continental competition with an away clash against Venezuela’s Zamora on March 9. IANS