The rumored signing of Fluminense defender, Igor Julião was officially announced today by the club. The 19 year old right back has appeared for the Brazilian U20 team and has appeared over 20 times for the Brazilian side.
The original rumor was that the move was a loan for the entire season. That move was confirmed today as the club announced Julião will be with the team on loan through the end of the season. No mention was made about whether there is an option to buy in the loan deal like there was in KC's last loan deal. Last year, Sporting brought in Colombian Jimmy Medranda on loan as well. This year, Sporting made the deal permanent. One would think that has to be a similar clause in this deal that would allow KC to purchase Julião's contact outright.