Valencia sign Brazilian defender for 12.5 million euros

Rio de Janeiro, June 13 (IANS) Brazilian football club Sao Paulo have confirmed the sale of highly-rated centre-back Rodrigo Caio to Spanish outfit Valencia.

The 21-year-old, who can also play in midfield, joins the Spanish club for an initial fee of 12.5 million euros with a further four million euros in performance-based add-ons, reports Xinhua.

“He will travel to Spain on Monday where he will undergo a medical and sign a contract,” Sao Paulo said on their official website on Friday.

Caio, capped by Brazil’s Under-20, Under-21 and Under-23 teams, was linked with a move to Spanish side Atletico Madrid last year before suffering a serious knee injury.

His move to Valencia comes a week after the club secured Andre Gomes from Portuguese side Benfica following the midfielder’s successful loan spell there last season.

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