Brazilian keeper Neto moves to Juventus

Published 07/03/2015, 7:17 PM EDT

The Brazil national goalkeeper will be the new Buffon’s secondary goalkeeper as the Italian club signed him on a free transfer. The player had left Fiorentina in June after his contract had expired.

The 25-year-old comes as a replacement for Marco Storari, who moved to Cagliari. The club statement on their website reads – “Norberto Murara Neto has officially completed his move to Juventus, penning a four-year contract that keeps him with the club until June 30, 2019.” The player was previously linked with Liverpool, as their present goalkeeper Mignolet wasn’t in the best of his forms last season.

Neto had joined the Italian club Fiorentina from Atetico Paranaens, a Brazilian club, back in 2011. He became the first choice keeper for the Italian club  since the 2013/14 season and has been impressive in Serie A, despite a few sloppy misses.

Although the player didn’t get a chance to play an International game for Brazil, he was in the squad which prematurely ended their campaign at the ongoing Copa America tournament. Though, he has an Olympic medal to his name which he won in 2012.

The player was dropped out of the first team last season after he decided not to sign the contract with the Violas. But after an injury sustained by their secondary keeper, he was brought back.



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