Vancouver Whitecaps purchase fullback Bruno Gaspar from Sporting CP

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC have acquired fullback Bruno Gaspar on loan from Primeira Liga side Sporting CP, the membership introduced Tuesday. The deal features a buy choice. 

MLSsoccer.com beforehand reported the Whitecaps’ deal for Gaspar. A supply provides the acquisition choice shall be round $1.75 million. 

Gaspar, 27, joined Sporting forward of the 2018-19 season and has made 30 appearances for the Portuguese membership. He spent 2019-20 on loan with Olympiakos in Greece.

“Bruno brings a wealth of expertise from quite a few superb leagues in Europe,” head coach Marc Dos Santos said in a membership assertion. “As we continue to enhance our roster piece by piece, Bruno is one a part of further strikes we wish to make. It’s vital that we make positive we hold competition at a excessive level all through our roster and Bruno will bring that to our team. We are very happy to have him join our membership.” 

The defender got here via the famed Benfica academy earlier than shifting to Vitoria Guimarães. He was a regular with Portugal’s youth national teams however just lately switched affiliations to Angola, the place he is made 4 appearances. 

“The Whitecaps followers may be positive I’ll give 200 percent in each minute of each sport,” said Gaspar. “I’m very excited to join this membership and can’t wait to play for the town of Vancouver. I look forward to becoming a member of my new teammates and can’t wait to get began.”

Gaspar joins longtime Whitecap Jake Nerwinski and first-round 2021 SuperDraft selection Javain Brown as Dos Santos’ pure choices at proper back. 

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