Brazilian loan deal for Ventforet

The Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture side, who were relegated to J.League Division Two following a sixteenth place finish in 2011, have signed the right-midfielder Gabriel Lima Oliveira, on loan from the Curitiban team Clube Atlético Paranaense. The 21 year-old Bahia native, commonly known as Pimba, has been handed squad number 20. He is set to arrive in Japan in January, with the deal expiring one year later.

Gabriel Pimba in training at Clube Atlético Paranaense. Pimba has sealed a loan deal with J.League Division Two outfit Ventforet Kofu (Image courtesy of Marcelo Cavalcante)


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