Livingston FC is delighted to confirm the signing of attacker Esmaël Gonçalves from Sheikh Russel FC.
The 30-year-old Guinea-Bissau international returns to Scotland having previously played for fellow Premiership sides Heart of Midlothian and St Mirren.
With playing experience with Nice, Rio Ave, APOEL FC and Anorthosis Famagusta, the striker arrives with Champions League and Europa League experience to his name.
Esmaël joins on a 2-year-deal with the club having an option on a 3rd year and will wear the number 10 shirt.
Manager David Martindale said: “I’m really happy to get this one over the line. I was alerted to Esma’s availability a few weeks ago and after some due diligence, I arranged for Esma to fly over and have a look at the club last week.
“I had a very enjoyable chat about football with Esma and knew he would be a good fit for our club. He hasn’t played a lot of football of late but I feel we can afford him that opportunity.
“Esma can play anywhere across the front 3 but was more predominantly used as a number 9 in his previous spells in Scotland.
“He knows the league well and likes the physicality the Scottish league will throw at him and has an eye for a goal
“I’m confident that Esma, once up-to-speed, will prove to be a valuable member of the first-team squad.”
Welcome to Livingston, Esmaël!