Vasco da Gama secure loan deal for Fiorentina defender

Rio de Janeiro, Jan 29 (IANS) Brazil’s football club Vasco da Gama have secured a one-year loan deal with Fiorentina left-back Gilberto.

The 23-year-old will undergo a medical at Vasco’s Sao Januario headquarters here this week, according to the Uol news outlet on Saturday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Capped 11 times for Brazil at under-21 level, Gilberto joined Fiorentina in 2015 from the local club Botafogo.

Vasco earned promotion to Brazil’s top flight after finishing third in the Serie B last year.