Leicester City Target Jonathan Cafu Interested in Move to Sporting Club in...

Leicester City Target Jonathan Cafu Interested in Move to Sporting Club in Portugal


Leicester City target Jonathan Cafu has said that he would be interested in a move to Sporting Club in Portugal, reports ​Club Call.

The Brazilian forward has been scouted several times by Leicester this season after he impressed for Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League. 

Cafu, who was born in Brazil, has now obtained a Bulgarian passport, which would mean that he would be able to get a work permit to play in the United Kingdom.

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Cafu is keen to leave the Bulgarian club and sees Portuguese side Sporting as a strong option. Cafu told ​Record that: 

“I have a contract with Ludogorets, but I do not rule out the possibility of going to Sporting. It’s a team that plays in the Champions League and is in a Championship better and more visible than the Bulgarian. If I go to Sporting, I will be very happy and hope to demonstrate good football.”

The Bulgarian champions, however, have told any potential buyers that Cafu will not be sold for less than £7m. He has scored 21 goals in 62 appearances in all competitions since joining Ludogorets in 2015. 

Cafu cost the Bulgarian side £2m, which was a club record fee. He joined them from Brazilian outfit Sao Paulo.


Cafu scored and provided an assist in the 2016/17 Champions League group game against Arsenal, in which Ludogorets took a 2-0 lead, but eventually lost the game 3-2. 

The Bulgarians finished third in their group and qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League, but were knocked out by Danish side Copenhagen 2-1 on aggregate.

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Source: 90min