Udinese signed Brazilian midfielder Maicosuel from Botafogo on Friday.

The 26-year-old Maicosuel left Brazil to join the Italy side on an undisclosed fee, and signed a five-year contract with the Serie A club.

Maicosuel played in Europe with German side Hoffenheim in 2009-10. He appeared in more than 50 games for Botafogo from 2010-12, and also played for Cruzeiro and Palmeiras earlier in his career.