United to sign Brazilian defender

MANCHESTER United will sign a Brazilian teenager Jose Rodolfo Pires Ribeiro Dodo in the summer. (Daily Mirror)Dodo - a 17-year-old centre-half at Corinthians - is set to follow compatriots Rafael and Fabio Da Silva to Manchester United.

MANCHESTER United will sign a Brazilian teenager Jose Rodolfo Pires Ribeiro Dodo in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

Dodo - a 17-year-old centre-half at Corinthians - is set to follow compatriots Rafael and Fabio Da Silva to Manchester United.

The youngster has starred for Brazil in the South American Under-17 championships, helping his country to two clean sheets so far.

The tall and skilful left-footer is strong in the air and talented on the ball, likened to Rio Ferdinand by those who have seen him come through the ranks.


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Sources say he has an EC passport through his Portuguese background.

United will pay Corinthians a small fee at first but the deal could be worth around �5m if he makes the grade.

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