Market: Stephen Eustáquio at FC Porto on loan from Paços de Ferreira

Stephen Eustáquio will play at FC Porto until the end of the season on loan from Paços de Ferreira, announced today the ‘dragons’, who have an option to buy the midfielder.

The 25-year-old Canadian international will wear the number 46 jersey and this season he had played 22 matches (one goal) for the Pacenses, to which he arrived in 2019/20, after playing in Mexico for Cruz Azul, now being able to fill the departure of Sérgio Oliveira to Roma.

Capped 18 times by Canada, Eustáquio debuted as a senior at Torreense and then played for Leixões and Desportivo de Chaves, before emigrating, later playing 74 matches for Paços.

Speaking to the official website of the ‘dragons’ on the Internet, where the agreement for the loan with an option to buy was announced, the player was full of “desire to start working”, considering the transfer a “pride”.

I know it’s a very big challenge, but here I am, ready to work to get results”, declared.

Eustáquio, who was in the Canadian team that reached the semi-finals of the 2021 Gold Cup, has “high expectations” to work with coach Sérgio Conceição and hopes “grow a lot” as a footballer.

Through the social network Instagram, the medium also showed himself “eternally grateful for the opportunity to have represented” the Paços de Ferreira, from where it leaves “with the feeling of accomplishment”.

It was two years of Paços to the chest. Two years in which I never hid the pride I had in representing this club… whether in Portugal, in the Europa Conference League or in the CONCACAF region [nesta última pela seleção do Canadá]”, he added.

Eustáquio, who is the son of Portuguese emigrants in Ontario, is the first signing of the ‘blues and whites’, leaders of the Portuguese I Liga, in the January market, in view of the departures of Sérgio Oliveira, but also of the Mexican Jesús Corona and the Guinean Nanu .

Source: Futebol 365 – Notícias by

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