Friday April 22 2011
Report: Juve sign Appelt brothers

Reports in Italy claim Juventus have agreed to sign top Brazilian prospects Gabriel and Guilherme Appelt.

No official announcement has yet been made, but Il Corriere dello Sport insists that a meeting held today in Turin between Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta, his right-hand man Fabio Paratici and the Appelt brothers' father who also acts as their agent was definitive.

Gabriel Appelt has been a revelation this season in Brazil, attracting interest from Liverpool and Inter.

The young central midfielder recently came to prominence by marking Ronaldinho out of a game between Resende and Flamengo.

His brother Guilherme is a year older and plays in attack.

Both will apparently arrive in Turin at the end of the season. Conveniently, they already possess European passports.

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