Uruguay defender Mendez joining Corinthians

Indo Asian News Service

Sao Paulo, Feb 7 (IANS) Corinthians have finalised a deal to sign Uruguay international centre-back Bruno Mendez from Montevideo Wanderers.

The 19-year-old will be tied to Corinthians for the next five years after the Brazilian club reportedly agreed to a $3.5 million transfer fee, reports Xinhua news agency.

"There is an in-principle agreement between Montevideo Wanderers and Corinthians for Bruno Mendez to be transferred," the Uruguayan club said in a Twitter post.

Mendez is currently in Chile, where he is captaining Uruguay at the South American U-20 championship.

According to reports, Mendez will travel to Brazil immediately after the tournament to undergo a medical and complete the paperwork.

Already capped twice for Uruguay's national team, Mendez is the 11th player to be added to the Corinthians' squad this summer.