Transfer news

Lazio snap up Colombian youngster

February 15, 2013
By Adam Digby, Italy Correspondent

Lazio have signed Deportivo Cali’s talented youngster Brayan Perea, the Colombian club have revealed.

Brayan Perea
GettyImagesBrayan Perea impressed at the recent South American Youth Championships

The 19-year-old winger was part of Colombia’s South American Youth Championship-winning squad last month, scoring a vital goal in their win over Paraguay.

As a result of his performances, the Rome-based club have agreed a deal worth €2.7 million and Perea will join Lazio on July 15, after the Colombian season finishes.

A statement on Deportivo Cali’s official website says the player will travel to Italy in the coming days to complete his medical and sign his contract.