Manchester United look at ‘new Rio Ferdinand’
This is probably yet more bollox coming out of the tabloids in the UK but according to The Daily Mirror, Manchester United, are close to signing Corinthians “starlet” José Rodolfo Pires.
The report says that the 17-year-old – who’s set to be the next Rio Ferdinand – had been recommended to the English giants.
Dodô, as he’s called, can play at centreback or leftback and is currently on duty with Brazil’s Under 17s in Chile.
But ask any Corinthians fan who he is and you’ll get some blank faces. The youngster has yet to make his professional debut and didn’t even make the squad in this year’s Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior (Brazil’s most prestigious youth tournament).