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Dortmund take on Brazilian talent

Published: Thursday 15 May 2008, 16.43CET
BV Borussia Dortmund have started looking ahead to the 2008/09 season after signing central defender Felipe Santana from Brazilian side Figueirense FC.
Dortmund take on Brazilian talent
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc ©Getty Images

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Published: Thursday 15 May 2008, 16.43CET

Dortmund take on Brazilian talent

BV Borussia Dortmund have started looking ahead to the 2008/09 season after signing central defender Felipe Santana from Brazilian side Figueirense FC.
BV Borussia Dortmund have started looking ahead to the 2008/09 season after signing central defender Felipe Santana from Brazilian side Figueirense FC.

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The 22-year-old has signed a five-year contract with Dortmund, binding him to the club until 2013. Sporting director Michael Zorc was coy about announcing the player's transfer fee, saying: "The transfer sum is not €1m and not €3m." Dortmund's Brazilian left-back Dede added: "He is a nice guy and a similar player to [Werder] Bremen's Naldo. Maybe even a bit more aggressive." Dortmund will play in the first round of the 2008/09 UEFA Cup after losing to league champions FC Bayern München in the German Cup final.

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