Maccabi Tel Aviv FC reached an agreement with Brazilian top flight club Vitoria for the loan of Ramon Menezes Roma, till the end of the season with an option to buy the 21-year-old central defender.

Ramon, 186cm, who began his playing career at the youth department of A.D Bahia De Feira joined Vitoria in April 2015 and has since made 100 appearances for the senior side.

Sports Director Jordi Cruyff told the club’s official website: “Ramon is a young and promising central defender who has played a significant number of matches considering his age. We have been looking for a certain profile of a central defender and think that with Ramon we found  what we were looking for”.

Ramon is set to arrive in Israel in the next few days, undergo a medical and join the rest of the squad.