Dubai club sign Brazilian forward Silva on loan

Rio de Janeiro, Jan 3 (IANS) Dubai based Hatta Club have announced the signing of Brazilian forward Rafael Silva on a six-month loan deal.

The move, confirmed on Hatta Club’s official Twitter account on Monday, comes after Silva fell out of favour at Brazilian Serie A club Cruzeiro in 2016, reports Xinhua news agency.

The 26-year-old will join compatriot Rafael Bastos at the United Arab Emirates football club.

Hatta Club are currently ninth in the 14-team United Arab Emirates league standings with four wins from 12 matches.

Silva’s career has also included spells at Portuguesa and Vasco da Gama.