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Whitecaps get fullback Bruno Gaspar on loan from Portugal

Aug 18, 2020; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos yells from the sidelines against Toronto FC at BMO Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports

The Vancouver Whitecaps signed fullback Bruno Gaspar on loan from Portugal’s Primeira Liga, the club announced Tuesday.

The Whitecaps paid Sporting CP a purchase option of $1.75 million, per MLSsoccer.com.

Gaspar, 27, made 30 appearances for Sporting CP in 2018-19, having spent last season on loan with Olympiakos in Greece.

“Bruno brings a wealth of experience from a number of very good leagues in Europe,” Whitecaps coach Marc Dos Santos said in a statement. “As we continue to improve our roster piece by piece, Bruno is one part of additional moves we are looking to make. It’s important that we make sure we keep competition at a high level throughout our roster and Bruno will bring that to our team. We are very happy to have him join our club.”

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–Field Level Media