Leandro Luis Desabato
Leandro Luis Desabato Reuters

Argentine midfielder Leandro Luis Desabato will be playing for Brazilian football club Vasco da Gama from 2018 season, as the South American club want to bolster their squad.

Desabato will be tied to Vasco for two years after the outfit came to financial terms with his former club Velez Sarsfield.

"I am really excited about being given the chance to play for Vasco," the 27-year-old said in a video posted by the Brazilian club on Twitter.

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Desabato, who made 123 appearances for the Argentine club Velez Sarsfield after making his debut in 2010, is the cousin of former national team centre-back Luis Desabato.

Vasco finished seventh in the 2017 Brazilian Serie A standings, inside the qualifying places for next year's Copa Libertadores which is South America's top club competition.

(With inputs from IANS)