Roma have completed the signing of Coritiba defender Abner, according to reports in the Italian Press.
The 17-year-old left-back, who has been called ‘the new Roberto Carlos’, has agreed to join the capital club, Radio Mana Mana Sport believe.
The youngster has recently suffered a season-ending cruciate ligament injury, but that has not been enough to put off Rudi Garcia’s men, who are seemingly willing to take a gamble on Abner.
Neither club however, have yet to release a statement confirming the transfer.
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