Wednesday May 1 2013
Mattheus close to Juventus move

Flamengo have confirmed that Mattheus Oliveira is on the verge of joining Italian champions Juventus.

The Old Lady have been linked with the 18-year-old for some time and it seems a deal is on the horizon.

“We are just missing a document that has yet to arrive from Italy,” Flamengo sporting director Paulo Pelaipe told Lancenet. “But the agreement is basically done.”

It is understood that the Brazilian Under-20 international, son of national legend Bebeto, will cost the Turin giants a fee of around €1.5m.

Mattheus first hit the headlines as a baby given that his father’s cradle-rocking goal celebrations during the 1994 World Cup were in his honour.

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