Manchester United are apparently swooping to sign Dodo (just as well he is a flightless bird then). The 17-year-old – whose full name is Jose Rodolfo Pires Ribeiro Dodo – currently plays for Corinithians in Brazil.
The youngster has starred for Brazil in the South American Under-17 championships, helping them to two clean sheets in their opening two matches. Fergie’s Brazilian contacts – hopefully the ones who suggested the Da Silvas rather than the ones who recommended Kleberson – have urged United to move quickly for Dodo (well, once he’s gone there is no more).
So by my reckoning, Brazil could potentially have a Dodo in defence and the Duck up front at the 2014 World Cup.