Report: Vancouver Whitecaps in talks to sign Botafogo midfielder Caio Alexandre

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC are in talks to sign Botafogo midfielder Caio Alexandre, based on a report from Globo Esporte.

The 22-year-old can play in a box-to-box or defensive midfield function, reaching 4 goals in 34 video games for Botafogo through the Brazilian Serie A season. Whereas Caio Alexandre’s team has struggled this year, he’s thought to be one of many league’s breakout players.

Heading into the 2021 MLS season, Vancouver have already turned to South America and signed Colombian winger Deiber Caicedo, a 20-year-old who was last with Deportivo Cali. MLSsoccer.com’s Tom Bogert reported that they’re additionally seeking to sign Sporting CP proper back Bruno Gaspar, whereas their much-desired No. 10 spot stays open as well.

Ought to Caio Alexandre land in Vancouver, he’d join a team that’s seeking to return to the playoffs for the primary time since 2017. They instituted wholesale roster modifications a season in the past, making a core for head coach Marc Dos Santos to work with.

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