Maicosuel moves to Udinese on five-year deal

Udinese Calcio have strengthened their squad ahead of the play-offs with the signing of midfielder Maicosuel on a five-year contract from Brazilian club Botafogo FR.

Maicosuel, pictured during his time at Hoffenheim, is back in Europe with Udinese
Maicosuel, pictured during his time at Hoffenheim, is back in Europe with Udinese ©Getty Images

Udinese Calcio have completed the signing of Brazilian midfielder Maicosuel on a five-year deal from Botafogo FR.

Nicknamed "O' Mago" (the wizard) for his dribbling skills, Maicosuel has joined the Zebrette for an undisclosed fee. He has previous European experience with Bundesliga outfit TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, where he scored three goals in 27 games during the 2009/10 campaign.

The 26-year-old moved to Botafogo the following season and registered six goals in 54 league outings for the club, who last week unveiled former AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf as their latest recruit.

Having finished third in Serie A last term, Udinese enter the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League at the play-off stage. They will discover their opponents when the draw is made on 10 August.

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