Copa Libertadores champion Internacional says it has reached a
deal to acquire former West Ham striker Ilan.
The Brazilian club said on Tuesday that Ilan will arrive on
Wednesday to sign a contract until the end of 2011. He will be the
team’s first addition for the Club World Cup at the end of the year
Internacional earned a spot in the competition by defeating
Mexico’s Guadalajara 3-2 in the Copa Libertadores final last
Internacional will be trying to win the Club World Cup for the
second time, adding to the 2006 title.
The 29-year-old Ilan was released by West Ham this year. He
previously played for Sochaux and Saint Etienne in France.