Bordeaux set to add Brazilian defender Mariano

Bordeaux agreed to sign Brazilian defender Mariano Ferreira Filho from Fluminense, and he will complete his switch to the French club pending a physical and official signing of a contract.

Mariano, 25, will sign a four-and-a-half year deal once the transfer window is open, as he leaves Brazil following stints with Guarani, Ipatinga, Tombense, Cruzeiro, Atletico Mineiro and most recently, Fluminense.

He was named the best right back in the Brazilian top division in 2010 and has been called up twice to Brazil's national team, although he has yet to make an appearance for his country.