RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Corinthians defender Cleber has signed with Hamburg for an undisclosed fee, according to Brazilian daily Folha de S. Paulo
The 23-year-old is due to arrive in Germany this week after officially parting ways with the Sao Paulo club on Monday.
"I'm not going to play in Corinthians' next match against Goias on Thursday," Cleber told local radio station Bradesco FM.
Cleber made 31 first-team appearances for Corinthians after joining from Ponte Preta last year.
The centre-back is owned by a group of private investors with Corinthians understood to have secured only a minor fee for the transfer.
Six-time German champions Hamburg finished 16th in the Bundesliga last season.