Corinthians sign Uruguay playmaker

Rio de Janeiro: Brazil`s top football side Corinthians have reportedly signed Uruguay international playmaker Nicolas Lodeiro from Botafogo on a four-year deal, agreeding to pay $2 million for 50 percent of the player`s economic rights.

The 25-year-old joined the Sao Paulo-based club Thursday after passing a medical while training with Uruguay`s World Cup squad in Canelones, about 35km north of Montevideo, reports Xinhua.

Lodeiro made 85 first-team appearances and scored 17 goals for Botafogo after joining from Ajax in 2012. He is expected to join the Brazilian Serie A club after the World Cup, in mid-July.

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