UEFA Europa League contenders US Città di Palermo have announced the capture of midfielder João Pedro from Clube Atlético Mineiro for an undisclosed fee.
The 18-year-old, who made his first-team breakthrough with his old club under former Brazil coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo in 2009, has agreed a five-season contract with the Sicilian outfit. Palermo will kick off their UEFA Europa League Group F campaign away to AC Sparta Praha on 16 September in a section which also includes FC Lausanne-Sport and PFC CSKA Moskva.
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