World Cup veteran defenseman Roberto Carlos says he has reached a deal to play for Brazilian club Corinthians in 2010, joining former Brazil teammate Ronaldo.

Roberto Carlos told Record radio Wednesday that he will leave Turkey's Fenerbahce to play at least two seasons with Corinthians.

Brazil's second-most popular club behind Flamengo, Corinthians signed Ronaldo this year and is expected to have the striker back next season. Roberto Carlos was Ronaldo's teammate with Brazil at the 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Cups.

Roberto Carlos is expected to be officially introduced to Corinthians fans on Dec. 20.

The Brazilian played for Corinthians' rival, Palmeiras, before moving to Europe in 1995 to join Inter Milan and then Real Madrid.

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