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The Stadio Olimpico outfit have announced the signing of the Brazilian defender as coach Zdenek Zeman continues to reinforce his side ahead of the 2012-13 campaign

Leandro Castan is the latest player to sign for Roma after it was announced that the 25-year-old will join the Serie A club from Corinthians.

The incoming defender is expected to replace his recently-departed compatriot Juan, who rescinded his contract with the Giallorossi in favour of a move back to Brazil with Internacional.

"A.S. Roma announces it has signed a contract with the outright acquisition of rights of the player Leandro da Silva Castan, against the registration of a fee equivalent to €5 million [£4m]," read a statement on an official club press release.

"The player has signed a four-year contract that will expire on June 30, 2016."


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