Dec 252012
From the white-black to the white-black. Doria attempts to earn his stripes in Turin.

From the white-black to the white-black. Doria attempts to earn his stripes in Turin.

The transfer of Doria to Juventus could take place in the January transfer window, with the Italian club paying around 8m Euros for the central defender. 40% of the fee will go to Botafogo with the other 60% being shared out between third party owners Banco BMG, and a group private investors.

The player, who has been selected of the Brazilian under 20 side for the upcoming South American Championships, could make the move from the Alvinegro to the Bianconeri after just one season of first team football in Brazil, which many pundits think is too soon.

Doria was attracting interest from several European clubs, including Manchester City who had recently sent their scouts to watch the player. The City scouts were impressed, but English clubs still see signing straight from South America as something of a risk, and often face problems with work permits.

It is thought that Brazilian players often fit well into the Italian league, and as Juventus operate with a back 3, the young centre back might get a game sooner than many might think.

It still remains to be seen whether this move will take place, and whether it will be good for the player, or if he should spend another season playing regularly in the Brazilian league before moving on.

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  1. […] Doria has been in the news lately, as his move to Juventus is an ongoing saga as negotiations about the fee continue between his various owners as well as […]

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