• Walace signs a deal until 2021.
  • Arrives from Gremio to beef up Hamburg midfield.
  • Won gold with Brazil at 2016 Rio Olympics.

Hamburger SV have bolstered their squad with the signing of Brazil international Walace from Gremio.

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The defensive midfielder has signed a contract until June 2021 with the north German club.

“The important thing for me is to get settled in quickly so I can start to produce good performances on the pitch,” said the 21-year-old, who landed in a snowy Hamburg on Monday. "I hope I can help the club in the difficult situation we’re in.”

Walace, whose full name is Walace Souza Silva, is a two-time Brazil international and helped his country win gold at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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