Manchester United linked Dedé came close to Korea move
Now linked with the likes of Juventus and Manchester United, Vasco defender Dedé has told Globo he came close to signing with a Korean club just two years ago.
Dedé, 23, is rated as one of the finest Brazilian centre-backs worldwide, but it came close to being a very different tale when he struggled for first-team action at Vasco following a 2009 move from Volta Redonda.
"My manager came to me and said: 'It's great, sign the contract but please do not send. Only when I give permission',"Dedé told the reporter.
"I signed, but hadn't sent it to the Korean club, just to my manager. The board of Vasco had agreed my exit."