It's been rumored for a while and now it's been announced.

Joe Mendes leaves AIK and goes to Portugal and Braga.

- It feels good that everything is ready now.

I just want to put on my shoes and start playing.

Braga were really keen on me and came up with plans that made me feel safe and they strongly believe in me, it made me feel safe, says Mendes.

"A rapid development"

AC Monza was involved in the negotiations for a long time, but the choice finally fell on Braga, who pay around 25 million for the winger.

- Joe has had a rapid development this year and also got to make his national team debut.

The interest has been great around Joe and we are happy for his sake that we were able to find a solution that all parties are satisfied with, says Manuel Lindberg, CEO/club director and acting sports director.

Mendes made his debut in 2022 for AIK's A team and there were a total of 35 competitive matches, two goals and three goal-scoring passes for him in his debut season.