Sunday July 1 2012
Dodo announces Roma move

Corinthians full-back Dodo, nicknamed ‘the new Roberto Carlos,’ has confirmed a transfer to Roma via Twitter.

“Tomorrow I will be in Italy. I’m going to Roma,” he wrote on his Twitter account.

“It is a club that proved it believes in me, despite my difficult moment after the injury. I will work hard on the field and I’m very happy with this decision.

“A new phase of my career begins now.”

The 20-year-old suffered a knee injury and only made his return to the pitch in May.

It’s believed a deal had been struck back in March, when the Giallorossi leapfrogged Manchester United in the race to sign Dodo.

United had tried to sign him three years ago, but FIFA blocked the transfer as he was under-age.