Bruno Peres called his move to Sao Paulo “a childhood dream come true” after completing the transfer from Roma.
The Brazilian had been on the verge of a move to Torino when he became determined to push through a return to his homeland.
“I was very motivated when I learned of interest from this club, as I had always wanted to play for Sao Paulo,” Peres told reporters.
“I admire the team and wearing the jersey is a childhood dream come true, because I grew up wanting to be a part of this club.
“I am happy to be here and want to write history with my new teammates. I know there is a winning mentality here and am motivated to be a part of it. I can’t wait to get started.”
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