SAO PAULO, May 13 – Brazilian outfit Corinthians have agreed to sell 17-year-old starlet Dodo to Manchester United for six million euros following an initial loan, media reports in Sao Paulo said Tuesday.
The reports said Dodo had already left for an initial two-week spell in Manchester but added he would return to Brazil until next February, save for three-monthly trips back to England to integrate himself gradually with his new side.
The youngster has yet to make a full league appearance in Brazil and only turned pro last year.
"As there are already some Brazilians over there I think that will make it easy to adapt. It’ll be a great experience," Dodo was quoted as saying in allusion to United’s budding trio Anderson, Fabio and Rafael.