FC Porto have announced the signing of left back Emidio Rafael from Academica Coimbra. The deal reunites the Portugal U-23 international with former Academica coach André Villas-Boas, who recently took over the reigns of Porto from Jesualdo Ferreira.
Rafael has signed a three year contract that will keep him at Porto till 2013. He joined Academica in 2009 from Portimonense and made 26 league appearances for them last season. He scored one goal against Maritimo and also contributed five assists.
Rafael is a product of Sporting CP’s youth system and has previously had loan stints with Casa Pia and Real Massama.
[Source:- FC Porto]
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