Angola: Football - Angolan Players Wanted By English Clubs

Luanda — The right-back football player Aurélio Buta sparked interest from the English clubs Wolverhampton Wanderers, Watford and Newcastle United, while the local press already mentions the existence of as five-million pound proposal.

The Angolan footballer, who is in his third season playing for Belgium's Royal Antwerp F.C, has been in the news headlines for the last few weeks, according to a publication from the website "".

The 22 year-old player has already played for Sport Lisboa e Benfica (2011 -2017), then he was transferred to Royal Antwerp FC of the Belgian top football league until 2021.

Aurélio Buta, who was born in the capital province of Angola (Luanda), plays in the Belgian squad alongside his compatriot Gelson Dala.

Gelson Dala has been also standing out in his new club, after being released on loan by Sporting Clube de Portugal for a season with purchase option to Royal Antwerp FC.

In recent years, young Angolan footballers who are playing abroad have been eyed by several clubs, due to their performances. Such is the case of the 16 year-old Eduardo Camavinga, who has been getting positive reviews for his performance.

Born in Miconje, northern Cabinda Province, the midfielder signed with Rennes in December 2018, thus becoming the youngest player of the French club.

In Angola, Zito Luvumbo is the most covered by media. The 1º de Agosto striker is wanted by European clubs, such as the English premier league club West Ham FC.

This fact was confirmed by the deputy coach of the 1º de Agosto top division football team, Ivo Traça. From the same club came the midfielder Manuel Cafumana "Show", 20 years old, who signed an agreement with the French Lille club and is now in the Portuguese Belenenses SAD club on loan.

Meanwhile, the 20 years old former Petro de Luanda player Vá, is playing for Pafos FC of Cyprus.

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