Roma clinch deal for Corinthians defender Marquinhos
The defender agreed terms this weekend for a loan worth 1.5m and option to buy at the end of the season for a further 4.5m.
"Lads, many of you know by now that I am going away to play in Italy for Roma," wrote the 18-year-old on his Twitter account.
"In the last 10 years I have grown so much as a player and as a man. I thank everyone, from those who tidied up my room in the youth academy to the highest director."