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PSV sign Portuguese Manuel da Costa (PSV.nl)

7 Lul 2006 - Source: PSV.nl

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PSV have completed the signing of the Portuguese Manuel da Costa from the French side AS Nancy, handing the 20-year-old defender a five-year contract.'Da Costa'Manuel da Costa was born in France on 6 May 1986 and made ten appearances for AS Nancy last year, three of them as a substitute. The French outfit claimed twelfth place in the French Ligue 1. The defender took part in the Toulon youth tournament last spring. 'Da Costa' was impressed by the PSV training ground. "I feel PSV are a wonderful club for me. I will be given an opportunity to develop myself here. I think the atmosphere is great and PSV have obviously impressed me by their excellent achievements in the UEFA Champions League." Manuel da Costa will wear the number fourteen. PSV head coach Ronald Koeman was delighted the new defender has strengthened the squad. "He is a talented defender and I am glad he has completed a deal with PSV."