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Whitecaps extend loan of M Caio Alexandre

Jul 13, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Caio Alexandre (8) follows the ball in the play against FC Cincinnati in the second half at TQL Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Vancouver Whitecaps extended the loan of midfielder Caio Alexandre to Fortaleza EC in Brazil’s Serie A.

Alexandre, who moved to the Brazilian club in August, could end up with Fortaleza on a permanent basis if performance clauses are met.

Alexandre, 23, joined the Whitecaps from Brazil’s Botafogo FR in March of 2021. The Brazil native made just five appearances for Vancouver last season after recovering from a fractured foot and made 15 appearances (11 starts) in 2021.

“Caio expressed his desire to remain with Fortaleza and all parties agreed that this is the right path for him,” Whitecaps sporting director Axel Schuster said in a release. “We will continue to follow his progress and we wish him all the best in the upcoming season.”

–Field Level Media