Turkish Super Lig side Besiktas on Thursday confirmed the signing of Brazilian defender Welinton Souza.

“Besiktas have secured the services of experienced center-back Souza Silva (born 1989 in Brazil) on a two-year contract. He played for Turkish club Alanyaspor last season,” the club said in a statement.

Apart from Alanyaspor, Welinton has also played for Brazilian sides Flamengo and Coritiba and Qatar’s Umm Salal and Al Khor.

The 31-year-old defender scored three goals in 27 games for Alanyaspor last season.