Peru defender Trauco set for Flamengo move

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 11 (IANS) Peru international defender Miguel Trauco has confirmed he is close to joining Brazilian football giants Flamengo.

The 24-year-old left-back has agreed to terms with the Rio de Janeiro outfit and is expected to sign a contract on Sunday night, according to Peru’s Libero newspaper, reports Xinhua.

“I am really excited, hoping that it will be confirmed,” said Trauco on Saturday, who plays for Universitario de Deportes in Peru’s top flight.

“It will be an honour to play for one of the biggest teams in South America. One of my career goals is to have success at a big club like that.”

Capped 12 times for Peru’s national team, Trauco joined Universitario this year from Union Comercio.

–IANS

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