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The 20-year-old Brazilian defender, who spent last season on loan to Bahia, has penned a deal with the Giallorossi that will keep him at the Stadio Olimpico until 2017

Roma has announced the signing of fullback Dodo on a free transfer following the player's release by Corinthians.

The proposed deal had been subject to the 20-year-old Brazilian defender proving his fitness to the club given he suffered a cruciate ligament injury last year, but he passed a medical on Monday and was formally confirmed as a Giallorossi player just over 24 hours later.

"AS Roma announces that it has agreed a sporting contract with Jose Rodolfo Pires Ribeiro [Dodo] for a duration of five years, with effect from today [July 3] until June 30, 2017," a statement read.

"The player arrives from SC Corinthians Paulista, with whom his contract was simultaneously terminated upon his signing with AS Roma."

Dodo, who was a part of the Brazil Under-17s side that won the South American championship in 2009, spent last year on loan at Bahia.