Granada sign Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Silva

Granada (Spain), Jan 28 (IANS) Spanish football club Granada has signed young Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Silva from his native club Nacional de Madeira for four and a half seasons.

Silva, 22, thus becomes the fourth addition of Granada in this winter transfer market, the La Liga club announced on Friday, reports Efe.

Despite not having trained yet with his new team, the former Portuguese Under-21 international is on the list of players set to play in next Saturday’s La Liga match against Villarreal.

His transfer to Granada came in a bid to replace goalkeeper Oier Olazabal, who is set to leave in January, according to the club’s sports director, Javier Torralbo.