United 'set to sign' Dodo
Manchester United are reportedly poised to sign Brazilian youngster Dodo in a move that has stirred up controversy. The 17-year-old centre-back currently plies his trade with Corinthians and is regarded as an extremely exciting prospect for the future. Dodo has been quoted as saying that he expects to join the Red Devils over the summer in a transfer that would see him link up with compatriots Rafael and Fabio da Silva and Rodrigo Possebon. United have yet to indicate whether they will swoop for Dodo but the thought of such a move has angered 1970 World Cup winner Carlos Alberto. Alberto finds it infuriating that big European clubs are able to sign Brazilian youngsters and has called on Fifa to change its laws. "It is disgraceful United are allowed to do this to Brazilian football," Alberto said in the Manchester Evening News. "The big teams have the money and can take our best players. It is a big problem in Brazil. "The clubs cannot keep good young players because they can make much more money in other countries. They should change the law so, at least until the age of 20 or 21, the best players play in Brazil and get experience before moving to Europe. "Fifa must do something."
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