RADCLIFE Borough have signed Brazilian striker Luiz Henrique Pereira Da Silva – older brother of Manchester United twins Fabio and Rafael, but the 25-year-old former America MG player, who has been training at the club since the summer, will have to wait between four and six weeks for international clearance before playing for the Unibond Division One North club. That's a bit rich as United had to wait four months for clearance on Manucho !!
Da Silva moved to England from Rio De Janeiro with the twins Fabio and Rafael, who were signed by Manchester United in the summer and have been regular visitors to Stainton Park to watch Da Silva training. Boro’s director of football Gerry Luczka said: “Luiz has been committed to the club throughout the time he has been training with us and he has become more accustomed to the place as each week goes by.
“It is obvious they are a footballing family and a close family and Luiz has been part of both brothers’ development in their early days back in Rio de Janeiro. Luiz was the first to breakthrough into professional football and his brothers have carried on the family tradition. It gives Luiz an opportunity to make his own mark and we are delighted to give him the opportunity. His English is slowly improving, but is not helped when people talk to him in a broad local accent which he can’t understand.” I know the feeling too, I still don't understand some of the slang people use.
Boro play on Saturday, November 8, when they entertain Harrogate Railway Athletic at Stainton Park. I might take a look, see how he does .....Back To Home Page