Augusto to join Albirex Niigata

Brazilian midfielder Augusto has agreed to join J.League side Albirex Niigata, club officials have revealed.

The 24-year-old Brazilian, whose full name is Luis Augusto Osorio Romao, scored six goals in 34 games for Yokohama FC in the Japanese second flight in 2006 and two goals in 11 games for Oita Trinita last season.

After his arrival, Augusto will have a medical and sign a formal contract with the team.

Niigata have taken 15 points from 12 games in the 2008 J.League, resting 12th in the 18-team division.