Real Madrid sign Cannavaro and Emerson

Spanish club Real Madrid have confirmed the signings of Brazilian midfielder Emerson and Italian skipper Fabio Cannavaro from Juventus.

Emerson and Cannavaro were among the host of Juve stars who were up for grabs after the Old lady got relegated to SerieB for their involvement in the match fixing scandal.

Cannavaro was easily the best defender on view at the World Cup and will add stability to a Madrid defence which lacked any real solidity at the back last season.He has got about 2 years left in him and this will be a great experience for young Sergio Ramos .Ramos is widely regarded as one of the best future fullbacks in the game and playing with Cannavaro will add a whole new dimension to the lad’s game.

Emerson formed a world class pairing with Patrick Vieira at Juventus last season.Although he is on the wrong side of 30,he is still an asset to any side he plays for and his stints with Roma and Juventus have made him  an old warhorse. Playing in the La Liga will mean coming face to face with the likes of Aimar,Ronaldinho,Joaquin and this will be one challenge he will relish.

It is estimated that Real paid 20 million Euros for the pair.The move also means that the pair will reunite with their ex coach at the Delle Alpi,Fabio Capello .

Capello has also said that the club will make three more signings.

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