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  • Sun 26 May 2019, 22 : 01 - Arabian Gulf League

Jucilei The First Winter Signing for Al Jazira

Abu Dhabi: 13 January 2014
Al Jazira Football Company has successfully signed the Brazilian midfielder of the Russian team Anzhi Makhachkala Jucilei Da Silva, to be the first addition to the first team squad during the current winter transfers market.
The last a few days saw intensive negotiations from both of English team Fulham and the Italian Napoli with Anzhi Makhachkala about the player, but the last word was for Al Jazira. Meanwhile, the Italian giants AC Milan and Inter Milan were waiting the player contract to expire to bring him to the Serie A, and also the reports revealed that the other Italian giant Juventus tried to sign the player year ago but the negotiations back then failed in the last stages.
Al Jazirra bought the national card of the player and added him to the squad as the team is preparing intensively for the next matches in the Arabian Gulf League and in Asian Champions League.
Jucilei participated in the last training session the team had as they preparing for the next match against Al Wasl, and showed a good understanding with his new teammates who welcomed him in the meeting before the session, and offered him full cooperation during the training.
The player talked to the media when he arrived to Abu Dhabi Airport, and spoke about his upcoming adventure in UAE, his ambitions and his personal goal with his new team Al Jazira.
Jucilei assured that he agreed to wore Al Jazira shirt with great ambitions and motivations to help this team winning local and Asian titles and to match the great hopes that surrounds this team. He also revealed that he have a good background about Emirati football and about Al Jazira specifically, and he knows that the team has a great reputation in Asia and the Arabic region. 

The midfielder revealed that he didn’t hesitate and directly accepted Al Jazira offer to come and play in the Arabian Gulf League, because Al Jazira has become a global favorite destination for the best players and coaches in the world, and that is why he is here in Abu Dhabi now.
Jucilei explained that he heard about Al Jazira in Brazil from the players and coach who played and worked in UAE; he revealed that what he heard was very positive and encouraging and helped him to accept the offer quickly, and added that he is only thinking now about giving his best to the team, and to make himself available for his coach and his teammates as soon as possible.
He explained that it’s positive for him to follow the lead of his citizen Ricardo Oliveira who made a huge impact in UAE and Al Jazira, and hope that that he can be a good successor to a good predecessor.
Jucilei refused to describe his career with Al Jazira as just a step to return to Europe, explaining that he came from Europe after a successful experience with Anzhi Makhachkala, and now he will only think about Al Jazira.
The player assured that the 3 years he spent with Anzhi Makhachkala and the Russian tough atmosphere and environment will help him a lot to succeed with Al Jazira, and to give his best no matter what the weather is in UAE.