CHESTERFIELD caretaker manager Tommy Wright has described the signing of former Portuguese international Luis Boa Morte as a “fantastic coup” for the League Two club.
The 35-year-old forward, who has represented his country 28 times in his career, last night agreed a deal to join the Spireites until the end of January.
Brought to England back in 1997 from Sporting Lisbon by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, Boa Morte has been plying his trade in South Africa and Canada. Prior to moving to Chesterfield, Boa Morte has been training with Fulham.
Wright said: “To have a player of Luis’s quality coming to Chesterfield is a fantastic coup for us.
“It’s great that a player of his ability wants to play football.
“The financial aspect of the deal was no worry - he just wanted to come and play.”
In England, Boa Morte has also represented Southampton, Fulham and West Ham, who released him at the end of last season.
Boa Morte is in contention to make his Chesterfield debut in their home encounter with Dagenham and Redbridge this weekend.
“The most important thing for me now is to play football,” said Boa Morte. “I’ll be here until the end of January but that doesn’t mean I won’t stay until the end of the season.”
Chesterfield are looking to get back to winning ways after losing to Doncaster Rovers in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in midweek.