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Lille seal Thiago Mendes transfer for €9m

Lille have finalised an agreement with São Paulo for the signing of Thiago Mendes for a fee reaching €9m.

The 25-year-old defensive midfielder confirmed his departure from the Brazilian side in a press conference: “The club did everything they could to keep me but I wanted to go, it is my decision.”

Lille are set to announce the deal this week. He will join his former team-mate Luiz Araujo under the Bielsa project.


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