Juventus will pay around 2 million euros for the transfer of the 18-year-old player from Flamenco, who participated in January to the South American U20 Championship with Brazil’s national football team. Brazil was the last in Group B, led by Peru, followed by Uruguay, Ecuador and Venezuela, failing to qualify for the U20 World Championship in Turkey, the first edition of a final tournament – of any category – which will be held without Brazil and Argentina.
The Old Lady will offer to the son of former Brazil striker, world champion at the 1994 World Cup in USA, a contract for five seasons.
Bebeto said he knows about Juve’s interest about Mattheus, although claims he does not know the state of negotiations between the leader of Serie A and the 18-year-old midfielder.
Mattheus became famous even before he was born, when his father celebrating goals scored at the World Cup in 1994 making the gesture of rocking a baby in his arms, an original way to celebrate the goals, which later would play havoc among footballers who were become parents.