RIO DE JANEIRO, July 6 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian club Internacional has announced the signing of Uruguay striker Diego Forlan on a three-year contract.
The 33-year-old was confirmed as Brazilian football's latest big-name recruit in a statement on Internacional's official website on Friday.
It came just hours after former Dutch international Clarence Seedorf was welcomed by 1500 fans upon his arrival in Rio de Janeiro, where he has signed a two-year deal with Botafogo.
Forlan's move comes after a disappointing season with Inter Milan in Italy's Serie A.
The winner of the 2010 Golden Ball award for the best player at the World Cup, Forlan managed only two goals in 20 matches across all competitions with the Nerazzurri.
"Diego Forlan is now an Internacional player," the Brazilian club said in the statement.
"The Uruguay player is still in Milan and will arrive in Porto Alegre on Saturday. The player will be unveiled tomorrow."
Forlan will follow in the footsteps of his father Pablo, who also played in Brazil with Sao Paulo and Cruzeiro.