Sporting Lisbon central defender Beto joined Bordeaux, the French first division club have confirmed.

The 29-year-old moves after spending after 10 years at the Lisbon club.

“It’s a great opportunity which does not come along often. I have been told a lot of good things about the club and the possibility to play Champions League next season is a plus.”

Beto, who has won 29 caps for his country, hopes his time at Bordeaux could help him earbn a recall to the Portugal squad in time for the World Cup finals.

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