World Cup-winning France defender Adil Rami has joined Boavista on a two-year contract after spending over three months as a free agent.
The 34-year-old former Marseille and Milan centre-back left Sochi, where he made no first-team appearances, in May after claiming the Russian side failed to pay him.
Boavista finished 12th in the Primeira Division in 2019-20 but are shaping up strongly for the new season, having signed former Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes – on loan from Lille – and Javi Garcia before adding Rami to their ranks.
Rami was in talks with Serie B side Reggina but negotiations broke down and he opted to join Boavista.
He will hope to revive his career in Portugal after an ill-fated spell in Russia, which followed an unsuccessful six months at Fenerbahce, where he made one league appearance.
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