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Luan Cândido set to join RB Leipzig this summer!

The 18 year-old defensive player will join Die Roten Bullen from Palmeiras on 1st July 2019 | Cândido has signed a contract until 2023 | Cândido has already made three appearances for the Brazil U20s

RB Leipzig have made their second signing of the summer, securing the signature of Brazilian defensive player Luan Cândido. The 18-year-old will join the club on 1st July 2019 from SE Palmeiras.


The Brazilian all rounder, who can play anywhere on the left flank, currently plays for the Palmeiras’ U20s side. Cândido is yet to make any appearances for the Palmeiras senior side in his short career, but made his Brazil U20s debut in March 2018, going on to make two more appearances since then. Current RBL attacker Matheus Cunha is also part of the current Brazil U20s setup.

CANDIDO FACTFILE: 

  • Date of birth: 2nd February 2001 in Ubá, Brazil
  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: Brazil
  • Preferred foot: Left
  • Height: 1.87m
  • Weight: 76kg
  • Position: Left-back

Previous clubs: 

01/2018 - 06/2019: SE Palmeiras São Paulo

international career:

3 U20s appearances for Brazil

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