FC Union Berlin officially confirmed the loan of Portuguese central defender Diogo Leite on Saturday afternoon.
|Portuguese CB Diogo Leite||1. FC Union Berlin|
"After a total of five years as a professional in Portugal, I am very much looking forward to a new challenge in my career," the newcomer is quoted in a press release made public by the club, "In Berlin, I personally see the chance to prove myself in a top European league and in the Europa League as part of my further development."
"We see in Diogo a highly exciting and still malleable player who has already gained international experience," FCU sporting director Oliver Ruhnert added in a statement, "He's flexible and versatile, lending us more options in defense."
Specifics on a built-in purchase clause and potential loan fee built into the arrangement cannot be confirmed at this time. Transfermarkt's German site the existence of such provisions, but German footballing media sources do not mention them in their reports.