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Official: Torino sign Sao Paulo defender


The Serie A club has officially announced the signing of the 20-year-old centreback Lyanco from Sao Paulo.

Lyanco will start training at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino in the next few days but his contract will become official on July 1.

“Torino Football Club is delighted to announce that it has acquired Lyanco outright from San Paolo, with effect from 1 July 2017.

“Lyanco was born on 1st February 1997 in Vitoria, Brazil. He grew up playing football in the youth ranks of Botafogo, making his debut in the Brazilian championship in the shirt of Sao Paulo, in which he has racked up 21 caps and one goal.