Hamburger SV sign Brazil international Walace

Bundesliga outfit Hamburger SV have strengthened their ranks by snapping up Brazil international Walace from Gremio.

The 21-year-old Olympic medalist has completed the move from the Brazilian side, where he started his career, in a reported €9.2m transfer.

“The important thing for me is to get settled in quickly so I can start to produce good performances on the pitch,” said Walace, according to the official Bundesliga website. "I hope I can help the club in the difficult situation we’re in.”

The defensive midfielder put pen to paper on a contract that will keep him at the club until June 2021.

Hamburg, who are six-time German champions, find themselves struggling in the relegation zone with 13 points from their 18 games played so far.

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