Shillong Lajong signs talented Portuguese youngster Edinho on loan from Blackburn

Shillong Lajong General Secretary Larsing M Sawyan described the signing as a "path-breaking" event in the history of Indian football.

updated: February 13, 2013 20:04 IST
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New Delhi: In one of the biggest signings in Indian club football, Shillong Lajong on Wednesday roped in Portuguese Under-19 international and former English Premier League side Blackburn Rovers striker Edinho Junior on a loan transfer to strengthen its stuttering I-League campaign.

Edinho will join Shillong Lajong on a short-term loan beginning February 16 till the end of the I-League season. He is a Portuguese national of Brazilian origin who moved to Blackburn Rovers from Olhanense.

The 18-year-old has made two appearance for Rovers this season after joining the club in June last year. He is also a member of the Portuguese Under-19 national side and was reportedly a 500,000 Pound target for top Scottish Premier League side Celtic in February last.

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