O Porto made official, this Tuesday, the hiring of defender David Carmo, who left Braga and signed with the new club until the end of the 2026/27 season. According to the newspaper And she wasthe negotiation was concluded for 20 million euros (R$ 110 million).
The daily also reported that the transfer could reach 22.5 million euros (R$ 124.6 million) through targets stipulated in the contract. The athlete’s new contract, in turn, has a termination clause of 80 million euros (R$ 443.2 million).
𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗗𝗬? 🔥 David Carmo is a Dragon until 2027 💙
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The 22-year-old defender was linked to Braga until 2025 and was one of the team’s highlights after recovering from a serious ankle injury. Last season, he played in 16 matches, including the Europa League, and scored one goal – in total, he has taken the field 56 times for the team since 2020.
“The greatness of this club can be felt right away. It’s a good responsibility and it’s very important to be able to represent him. I’m looking forward to and really wanting to wear this shirt and fight for Porto”, said Carmo to the official website of the current Portuguese champion.
“I always think step by step and I feel that this is a vote of confidence for the work I have done. I will continue in the same way because it is the only way to succeed,” she added.
Carmo will act alongside the experienced Pepe, 39 years old. The reinforcement praised his teammate: “He is a reference center for any player my age. I’m more than looking forward to learning and going to fight with him.”
The arrival of David Carmo can be understood as a replacement for Chancel Mbemba, who left the club at the end of his contract. In this transfer window, Porto also made two big sales: midfielders Vitinha, at the Paris Saint Germainand Fábio Vieira, to the Arsenal.