Brazilian De Souza Al Markhiya-bound


Al Markhiya, in a bid to bolster their attack, have roped in Leonardo Henrique Santos de Souza. The Brazilian will join the QNB Stars League side from South Korean club Busan IPark, where he was sent on loan by native team Coimbra.

De Souza will replace striker Alain Traore, who parted ways with Yousef Adam-coached Al Markhiya by mutual consent. The Burkina Faso player had joined The Oryxes when they got promoted to the QNB Stars League this season.

De Souza will sign the contract after his medical at Qatar’s orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital Aspetar.

Al Markhiya had strengthened their forward line in the current winter transfer window by signing Brazilian attacking midfielder Eric de Oliveira as replacement for Ghanaian striker Kwame Karikari, who moved to rivals Al Arabi.

Al Markhiya, last in the table with eight points, are up against Al Sailiya in Week 14 of the QNB Stars League on 26th January.