MILAN - Felipe Melo, the man cast as
the villain when Brazil were knocked out of the World Cup in the
quarter-finals last year, has been loaned from Juventus to
Galatasaray, the Serie A club said on Friday.
Juventus said the Turkish club would pay them 1.5 million
euros for a one-year loan with an option
to buy the 28-year-old for 13 million euros.
His departure came one day after Chilean midfielder Arturo
Vidal, who like Felipe Melo is a tough tackler but is considered
more refined than the Brazilian on the ball, confirmed he was
Prone to yellow and red cards, Felipe Melo became a regular
for Brazil under former coach Dunga but many were worried about
his tendency to get sent off.
Felipe Melo said before last year's World Cup that he was
aware of the danger, yet was still dismissed for stamping on an
opponent during the second half of the quarter-final defeat by
the Netherlands when he also put through his own goal.
He has not played for Brazil under Dunga's successor Mano
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