Cruzeiro Agree Deal To Sign Mauricio Victorino From Universidad De Chile

The protracted transfer of Mauricio Victorino to Cruzeiro will finally go ahead after Universidad de Chile accepted a bid for the Uruguayan...
The long transfer saga of Universidad de Chile's Mauricio Victorino appears to have come to an end, as Brazilians Cruzeiro announce the signing of the Uruguayan international.

Lance reports Cruzeiro director of football Dimas Fonseca as assuring that the defender will finally complete a transfer to Belo Horizonte that had been expected since before the New Year.

"We have just received an email from Universidad de Chile's representative, who informed us that they accepted the proposal of $2million for 100% of the player's contract. Cruzeiro are now closing the deal verbally and via email, but it is agreed," Fonseca revealed on Tuesday afternoon.

"They are asking for a representative of ours to go to Chile and Valdir Barbosa will go to formalise the paperwork and bring Victorino here for a medical on Monday."

Cruzeiro had long been linked with the 28-year-old centre back, who formed part of the Uruguay squad which finished fourth in the World Cup last year. Universidad however consistently held out for more money than was offered, and things were further complicated in recent days as several European clubs showed interest.

With the closing of the European transfer window however 'La U' appear resigned to letting Victorino leave to another South American club, and finally accepted an offer to let the player appear in Brazil in 2011.

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