Corinthians Present Argentine Defender Escudero

Argentine centre back Sergio Escudero was presented as a new player of Brazilian giants Corinthians on Friday...

Sergio Escudero, formerly of Argentinos Juniors, was presented as a new player of Corinthians, although he has yet to sign his contract.

Escudero will put pen to paper in the next few days, after having come to a verbal agreement with the Sao Paulo-based club, who are the most popular in the country, after Flamengo.

After complicated negotiations with Argentinos Juniors, the former Independiente and Olimpo de Bahia Blanca defender, will join the club on loan for an initial period of six months. If he performs well in these six months, he will be offered a two-year extension.

Apparently Corinthians are in negotiations for another defender, and one more striker, as they intend to build a formidable side to fight for the Campeonato Brasileiro next year.

Corinthians are hoping to return to the Brazilian top flight with a bang, and have shown their intentions of becoming a successful club once again, after having made a number of important signings, including that of former World Footballer of the Year Ronaldo.

Gregory Sica, Goal.com