Rui Fonte has finally made his first-team debut for Espanyol. Fonte is on loan from Sporting Lisbon, and has been playing on the Espanyol’s B team for the majority of the season to date. His performances have been impressive, with his current goal tally at 11 for the team. His impressive performances have earned him the opportunity to train with the first team, and today against Sporting Gjion, he was handed his debut. Fonte is regarded as a hot prospect for the future,and hopefully this loan will help him gain experience.
Former Portugal Under-21 international Mano has signed a three year contract for Villarreal B, of the Segunda Division. Luís Miguel Lopes Mendes, better known as Mano, has spent all of his senior career at Belenenses, but due to the club’s relegation from the Liga Sagres last season, Mano decided to cut the cord and begin the search for a new club. Villarreal B are the club of his choice, and he is excited for the new season. “It just depends on me. If you work well, making good games and match what I can claim is being called into the senior team. It is with this objective that will work.” Mano previously represented Portugal at the 2007 U-20 World Cup.