Talented Nazmi lands Beira-Mar deal

Malaysian wonderkid Nazmi Faiz has signed a three-year deal with Portuguese Liga outfit Beira-Mar, the club have announced.

Nazmi Faiz training at Beira-Mar

By ESPNSTAR.com staff

The 17-year-old, who was previously playing with Harimau Muda in the Great Eastern-YEO's S.League, had arrived in Portugal last Tuesday for a trial.

During his stay, he took part in training with the Beira-Mar first team and was also in action in a friendly against a second division side, and was said to have made a big impression.

And according to the club's official website, he has done enough to earn a three-year contract which will run until June 2015, although he will only become a Beira-Mar player officially in August after he turns 18.

"It's hard for me to describe my feelings," Nazmi said. "To play in Europe has long been my aim.

"This [the trial with Beira-Mar] was my best chance and I'm thankful I have succeeded.

"I'm extremely happy and excited and can't wait to start on my new adventure."

The precocious playmaker also spoke highly of the experience he has already gained on his short trial period.

"I feel in love with the club since I first stepped foot here," Nazmi added.

"I was treated very well and I will always hold on to the words and teachings of coach Ulisses Morales and captain Hugo."

Morales was quick to play down expectations but admitted the player has what it takes to succeed in Portugal.

"Nazmi is a young player with a lot of abilities, but he still has a long way to go," he said.

"This is only the beginning for him."

Nazmi will become the first Malaysian to ply his trade in Portugal.

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