1/11/2017 7:08:05 AM

Carvalho joins Shanghai training at Aspire Zone

Carvalho joins Shanghai training at Aspire Zone

FORMER Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho started training with Shanghai SIPG in Doha last week.

The 38-year-old Portuguese has been without a club since ending his three-year spell with Ligue 1 side AS Monaco last August.

Portuguese media reported that Carvalho had already signed a one-year deal with the Chinese Super League club while coach Andre Villas-Boas said he was a worthy option and a final decision would be taken after the Doha winter camp.

Attacking midfielder Oscar, who joined from Chelsea this month on a £60m deal, his Brazil team-mate and striker Hulk, who had played under Villas-Boas at Zenit Saint Petersburg, fellow-countryman Elkeson, Uzbekistan captain Odil Ahmedov and Ivorian Jean Evrard Kouassi are currently Shanghai’s foreign players.

Striker Kouassi is expected to leave the club.

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