Earlier, FC Goa also announced Arsenal legend Robert Pires as their marquee signing. The Brazilian left-back will join the team soon ahead of the start of the Indian Super League. Andre Santos has played 24 times for teh Brazilian national team and is a youth product of Figueirense in Brazil.
Santos joined Arsenal from Turkish outfit Fenerbahce in 2011 for €7 million, but failed to impress and was loaned to Gremio in Brazil. Soon he made a permanent move to Flamengo signing a new contract. He was released by Flamengo on 15 August,2014.
Santos made 25 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 3 goals. FC Goa have also acquired Dempo SC duo, Tolgay Ozbey and Haroon Amiri. Australian striker Tolgay Ozbey played for East Bengal after having successful stints at Australlia and Turkey.