Transfer news

Internacional sign Juan

July 16, 2012
By ESPN staff

Brazilian side Internacional have announced the signing of national team defender Juan on a free transfer after the player agreed the termination of his contract at Roma.

Juan left Brazilian football in 2002 to join Leverkusen, having played for Flamengo
EmpicsJuan left Brazilian football in 2002 to join Leverkusen, having played for Flamengo

Juan, 33, has signed a two-year deal at Internacional, with the option to extend for a further year if successful.

The veteran defender joins Uruguay striker Diego Forlan in swapping Serie A for Internacional this summer, with the former Manchester United player joining the Porto Alegre based side last week.

After five years at Bayer Leverkusen, Juan joined Roma in 2007 and went on to make 144 appearances for the Italian giants.

An elegant defender, Juan also excelled in the colours of Brazil, making 75 appearances for the Selecao. He will now wear the No. 18 shirt at his new club.