SAO PAULO, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- Corinthians have reached a deal to sign Uruguay international center-back Bruno Mendez from Montevideo Wanderers.
The 19-year-old will be tied to Corinthians for the next five years after the Brazilian club reportedly agreed to a 3.5 million US-dollar transfer fee.
"There is an in-principle agreement between Montevideo Wanderers and Corinthians for Bruno Mendez to be transferred," the Uruguayan club said in a Twitter post.
Mendez is currently in Chile, where he is captaining Uruguay at the South American U-20 championship.
According to Brazilian press reports, Mendez will travel to Brazil immediately after the tournament to undergo a medical and sign paperwork.
Already capped twice for Uruguay's national team, Mendez is the 11th player to be added to Corinthians' squad this summer.