Brazilian full-back Dodo has left Sampdoria to join Santos on loan for the rest of the year.
The deal was confirmed in a statement on Santos’ official website, while Lancenet claims the Peixe have a €1.5m option to buy at the end of the loan.
The 26-year-old has been in Italy since 2012, playing for Roma, Inter and most recently Samp.
However, he leaves the Blucerchiati after failing to make a first-team appearance this season and will now acquaint himself with Gabriel Barbosa, who recently returned to Santos from Inter.
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