Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho has made his way back to his home country after a decade. The experienced midfielder, who began his career in the Sporting youth academy, left Porto in 2013 to join Monaco in France. After five successful seasons with the principality club and an equally impressive stint with Wolverhampton, Moutinho has now officially signed with Sporting Braga. The contract, which will run until June 30, 2024, will see him donning the number 28 jersey.
Having become a free agent in July following the expiration of his contract with Wolverhampton, Moutinho appeared to be on the verge of returning to Porto. However, Braga managed to secure his signature, leaving many industry insiders, including André Villas-Boas, surprised by the outcome. Villas-Boas expressed his disappointment, stating “Shame” in reference to the management of Porto.
Joao Moutinho’s return to Portugal is undoubtedly a significant move for both the player and Braga. With his vast experience and skillset, Moutinho is expected to make a notable impact on the team’s performance. Braga fans eagerly anticipate witnessing his contributions on the pitch as they strive for success in domestic and European competitions.
Moutinho’s decision to join Braga not only adds depth and quality to their midfield but also showcases the club’s ambition to compete at the highest level. As the new season approaches, all eyes will be on Joao Moutinho as he embarks on this new chapter in his career, aiming to leave a lasting legacy at Sporting Braga.