Thursday January 27 2011
Juventus bring in the new Kaka

Juventus have practically done a deal for Brazilian starlet Lucas Piazon from Sao Paulo.

The 17-year-old playmaker is widely regarded as one of the best talents in world football.

He has already been likened to former Milan talisman Ricky Kaka, which is high praise indeed.

Juventus are said to have beaten off competition from Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Piazon has not signed just yet on account of the bureaucracy that comes with bringing in young players from Brazil.

However, Juventus hope that he will obtain an Italian passport because his parents are of Venetian origin.

Piazon was in Turin last night and will attend this evening's Coppa Italia Quarter-Final between Juventus and Roma.

Juventus will apparently pay €5m for the talented youngster, although Beppe Marotta hopes to arrange a discount.

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