Lionel Messi's cousin set to play for top Brazilian club

The 28-year-old has spent the past two seasons at Paraguayan club Olimpia, where he is on loan from Mexico's Cruz Azul.

updated: January 14, 2013 19:13 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: The cousin of Barcelona star Lionel Messi is poised to sign with Brazilian top-flight football club Vitoria.

Attacking midfielder Maxi Biancucchi has agreed in principal to a one-year deal with the Salvador-based club, according to the player's agent Regis Marques Chedid.

"Biancucchi will travel to Brazil on Monday to sign with Vitoria," Marques said on his Twitter account Sunday night.

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