The Portland Timbers acquired Brazilian midfielder Evander for a club-record transfer fee Monday.
The 24-year-old joins the Timbers from Denmark’s FC Midtjylland for a reported $10 million.
Evander is under contract through 2026 with a club option for 2027.
He will occupy designated player and international spots on the roster, pending a physical and receipt of his international paperwork.
“We are thrilled to announce the acquisition and signing of our new Designated Player, Evander,” Timbers technical director Ned Grabavoy said. “It was clear from the beginning stages of this process that this was a great opportunity for both Evander and the Portland Timbers. He is a player with natural ability, capable of making an impact, and has already proven himself at a good standard. We see him as an integral part of the club’s future and look forward to seeing him in Green and Gold soon.”
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Evander spent five seasons (2018-22) at FC Midtjylland in the Danish Superliga, where he registered 50 goals and 38 assists in 167 appearances across all competitions.
He also competed in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, registering five goals and seven assists.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Evander to Portland. He has proven consistently in the Danish Superliga that he has the quality to be a game changer,” said Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese. “His experience in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League allows us to believe that he will be able to adapt quickly to the MLS competition. I am looking forward to incorporate Evander and start working with him to build a stronger team for the next season.”
Internationally, Evander played for Brazil’s U-16 and U-17 men’s national teams.
–Field Level Media