Ganso completes move to Sao Paulo

BY foxsports • September 21, 2012

Sao Paulo have confirmed the signing of Brazil international Paulo Henrique Ganso from rivals Santos.

Ganso, who had been linked with a move to Tottenham, has penned a five-year deal after Sao Paulo agreed a deal of around £7.5million.

In a complicated deal, Sao Paulo will own 32% of his economic rights while investors will own the remaining 68%.

Santos will receive five per cent of any profit Sao Paulo make if Ganso is sold within the next two years.

The 22-year-old, who is regarded as one of the top young players in Brazil, was delighted to finalize his move.

"I'm very happy, a fulfilled wish. Since Sao Paulo showed interest in signing me, I wanted that the deal to happen quickly," he said.

"I thank the interest from other clubs, but Sao Paulo moved me. Now that everything worked out, I can't wait to give back on the pitch.

"Everything was done the correct way and I can say today that I'm very happy for joining Sao Paulo."