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Bruno Martins Indi joins Porto: Netherlands defender agrees to join Porto after leaving Feyenoord for undisclosed fee to end Manchester United links

Defender impressed with the Dutch during the World Cup and had been linked with a move to Manchester United

Porto have signed Holland defender Bruno Martins Indi from Feyenoord for an undisclosed fee, the Portuguese club have announced.

The 22-year-old centre-back, who featured in six games as Holland reached the World Cup semi-finals and won the third-place play-off game, has signed a four-year contract at the Estadio do Dragao.

Martins Indi had reportedly been a transfer target for Louis van Gaal, the outgoing Holland manager who officially takes charge of Barclays Premier League club Manchester United this week.

Speaking through Feyenoord's official Twitter account, Martins Indi said: "I've always said that if I left the club then it would be to make a step up.

"As well as saying a special 'thank you' to my team-mates, I would like to thank the Feyenoord fans for their unconditional support."


A further tweet from the Rotterdam club read: "After many years at Feyenoord we would like to wish Bruno every success with Porto and in his future career."

The left-footed Martins Indi graduated from the youth academy at De Kuip to make 102 Eredivisie appearances for Feyenoord and, having made his Holland debut in 2012, has so far earned 22 senior caps with the Oranje.