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Reading sign Brazilian midfielder Felipe Araruna from Sao Paulo

Reading sign Brazilian midfielder Felipe Araruna from Sao Paulo
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The Brazilian has signed a contract through to 2022.

Reading have signed Brazilian midfielder Felipe Araruna on a two-and-a-half-year deal from Sao Paulo.

The 23-year-old, who is primarily a defensive midfielder but can also operate in other positions, is the Royals' first signing of the January transfer window.

Manager Mark Bowen said: "Felipe looks like a really bright, young talent who can play in two or three different positions – right-back, on the right side of midfield and as a defensive central midfielder.

"He's got those Brazilian qualities – the ball is his friend. I spoke with him when he arrived in the country and he is a clever kid with a good personality and his English is very good, which should mean he settles well in England and fits in amongst the first-team group."

Araruna came through the youth ranks at Sao Paulo and broke into their first team in 2017. He picked up further Brazilian top-flight appearance during a loan spell with Fortaleza.


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