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Argentine goalkeeper Saja set to debut with Brazil's Gremio

Argentine goalkeeper Saja set to debut with Brazil's Gremio

Argentine goalkeeper Diego Sebastian Saja will make his debut with two-time Brazilian champion Gremio on Saturday.
The 27-year-old player was signed from Argentina's San Lorenzo on Jan. 18, but only this week he was properly registered with the Brazilian Soccer Confederation.
"I'm prepared," Saja told local media on Friday. "I practiced well all week and I'm just waiting to be called up by the coach."
Saja will replace Galatto, who was the team's starter before the Argentine was acquired, Gremio said on its Web site.
Saja previously played for Italy's Brescia, Spain's Rayo Vallecano and Mexico's America.
Gremio, facing Sao Luiz on Saturday, has won its first two matches of the season.
In December, the club also signed 33-year-old Argentine defender Rolando Schiavi, a former Boca Juniors player who was with Spain's second-division club Hercules.
Gremio was third in last year's Brazilian league, finishing 11 points behind champion Sao Paulo. The club won the Copa Libertadores in 1983 and 1995, and the world title in 1983.


Updated : 2021-04-19 05:09 GMT+08:00