Gamba sign Internacional's Adriano
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J-League outfit Gamba Osaka have acquired Brazilian striker Adriano on a permanent transfer from Brazil's Internacional, officials from the Japanese club ave announced.

The Brazilian, who turns 29 on Friday, played for Spain's Malaga, Vasco da Gama of Brazil and the Japan's Cerezo Osaka on loan after joining Internacional in 2007.

Adriano, whose full name is Adriano Ferreira Martins, scored 14 goals in 27 games last season for Cerezo Osaka.

Gamba Osaka finished runners-up to Nagoya Grampus last season and qualified for the AFC Champions League.