The Lusofonia Games star Brandon Fernandes is close to signing for Sporting Clube de Goa after the midfielder has begun training with the Goan club for the last couple of days.
Brandon played 45 minutes of Sporting Clube’s friendly against India juniors on Thursday and is understood to have given a good account of himself.
“To the best of my knowledge, he has not signed for Sporting Clube de Goa as yet but it’s true that he has started training with us for the last couple of days,” said Sporting Clube de Goa coach Oscar Bruzon to The Times of India.
Having trained at South Africa’s ASD Capetown Academy for two years, Fernandes also appeared for trials with at least English clubs, namely Reading, Leicester City and Sunderland.
He was also called for a national camp of Under-23 players by India coach Wim Koevermans but wasn’t thereafter called for the Asian Games squad.
However, Fernandes impressed in the Lusofonia Games where he led Goa-India to beat Mozambique in the finals to win the gold medal earlier this year.
“He seems very motivated. He watched us play and train for a couple of days and decided Sporting was the best-suited side for him. His level is good, he is a very mature footballer and as far as our team is concerned, there should be no problem adapting,” Bruzon shared his opinion on Fernandes according to a report by Goal.