Club World Cup champions Corinthians interested in signing Dedé from Vasco da Gama
Corinthians have identified Vasco da Gama’s highly rated central defender Dedé as the ideal player to boost their defence as they look to consolidate their position as World club champions next season.
Dedé, 24, is one of the best defenders in South America and has been linked with moves to Europe with AC Milan and Paris St-Germain in recent months, but Corinthians are hoping to take advantage of Vasco’s poor financial situation to strike a deal for the player.
“He (Dede) is just one we're after. Other reinforcements will come...” one Corinthians official, who refused to be named, told Lancenet!
Corinthians are believed to have already sounded out the player’s agent who responded well to their advances and the plan is to purchase the full economic rights for the player, as he is a player with a sell-on value in the European market.
Despite winning the Club World Cup with two clean sheets, Corinthians are not satisfied with their defensive options after selling Leandro Castán and Marquinhos to AS Roma earlier this year.