Lazio bag Brazilian Hernanes

ROME - Serie A side Lazio have signed 2008 Brazilian player of the year Hernanes, his club Sao Paulo said on Saturday.

"Hs contract with the Italian club will last five years," a statement said on the club website.

The capture of the 25-year-old midfielder is a major coup for Lazio, who flirted with relegation last season before a late run of form lifted them up to safety.

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