Sevilla capture Arana from Corinthians

Sevilla have completed the signing of Brazil Under-20 left-back Guilherme Arana from Corinthians on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

Arana, 20, became highly coveted after establishing himself as one of the best full-backs in Brazil, with his form earning a place in the Campeonato Brasileiro team of the season and helping Corinthians to the title.

The attack-minded defender was linked with a host of clubs, including Barcelona, but Sevilla have managed to secure his signing for January, reportedly paying EUR11million.

He continues the club's strong tradition with Brazilian players, after Julio Baptista, Dani Alves, Adriano Correia and Luis Fabiano all rose to prominence at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Arana's long-term target will be dislodging Sergio Escudero as first-choice left-back.

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