Palmeiras officially announced today (8th), the hiring of midfielder Bruno Tabata, 25, who was at Sporting (POR).
The midfielder was revealed by Atlético-MG, but left Brazil at the age of 18, even before playing for the professionals of Galo. The deal was closed for 5 million euros (about R$ 26.5 million), and the athlete accepted a contract until 2026.
“It was a set of reasons that made me come to Palmeiras,” he told the club’s official website. “When I heard about the interest, I already told Sporting that I wanted to come here. There were long days of negotiation. I always made my will clear and I’m very happy that everything went well”, he said.
“[O que me convenceu] it was the structure, the fact that the club always fights for titles, it was mister Abel, who played a very important part in all of this, in short, it was a set of things. Above all, Palmeiras is a giant club with an incredible history,” he added.
Before arriving at Sporting, Tabata was at Portimonense. Hiring him was not a recent project by Abel Ferreira. The coach has been watching him since 2020, when he was still at PAOK (GRE).
Tabata arrives at Palmeiras with a contract until 2026 to replace Gustavo Scarpa, who will leave the club at the end of the year, heading to Nottingham Forest (ING).