Brazilian midfielder Thiago Maia has joined Lille on a five-year contract after the Ligue 1 club battled off solid rivalry from sides crosswise over Europe for his mark.
The exceedingly evaluated protective midfielder joins comrades Luiz Araujo, Thiago Mendes and Caju at Stade Pierre-Mauroy as Lille’s Argentine mentor Marcelo Bielsa keeps on developing the South American unforeseen in his squad.
The 20-year-old as of now has an Olympic gold award to his name subsequent to playing nearby Neymar and Marquinhos in Brazil’s triumphant side of the 2016 recreations in Rio, and he has twice been a champ of the Campeonato Paulista.
He told the Ligue1 club’s legitimate site: “I’ve worked a great deal since I was a young man to have the capacity to one day understand this fantasy to come and play in Europe. I am exceptionally satisfied to have the capacity to grab this open door.
“We talked about this finally with my family and suspected that the LOSC was the best place to advance, learn, advance. So I’m exceptionally pleased to be here in Lille today.”
Lille CEO Marc Ingla said the exchange had been quite a while really taking shape, saying: “We are extremely satisfied to see Thiago join LOSC, a player we have been following for quite a while and who was pursued by great clubs.
“In spite of the fact that he is just 20 years of age, he is as of now an incredible player, presumably truly outstanding in the Brazilian title right now.
“He now needs to coordinate with the district, the club and every one of the conditions are there for this adjustment to be quick. We expect a considerable measure from him and we are cheerful that he will help the group to move the correct way.”