Wesley set for Davao move after being released by Cebu

CONFIRMED. Wesley Dos Santos will stay in the country to play football. Michael Joseph Romero/Dugout Philippines (file)
By Kevin Estrada

BI√ĎAN -- Wesley Dos Santos will stay in the Philippines.

But it will be for a different club as he revealed to Dugout Philippines that he will be moving to Davao Aguilas on a one-year deal, two days after he was released by Global Cebu.

The Brazilian centre-half himself confirmed it less than an hour after watching his former club defeat erstwhile leader Kaya Iloilo as a spectator.

"Yeah," Wesley said, citing his family as the reason to stay in the country. "I'll sign this week."

Despite the problems Global, his former employers, are dealing right now, he was thankful for them for making his first stint outside of his native Brazil a memorable one, especially seeing them finally getting the three points to get back on track.

"I'm happy for these guys, and for Global everything is good," he commented.

In his two seasons with them, Wesley played a huge role in their historic season, including the country's rousing debut in the AFC Champions League last year.

He was a bedrock at the heart of their defence, partnering with Amani Aguinaldo in most occasions, scoring thrice in the inaugural PFL and found the net for the final time in their six-goal thriller against Thanh Hoa in the AFC Cup.

The signing will be a welcome boost as well as a dilemma for Davao as its foreign quota has been filled already at the start of the season, with the club are yet to comment on the matter.

Wesley will have to wait to make his debut, as the second transfer window will only open on July 16.

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