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Juventus goalkeeper Rubinho seeks English switch

HITC Sport understands Juventus and Brazil goalkeeper Rubinho is eyeing a move to England this summer, with several clubs chasing his services.

HITC Sport understands from sources close to the player that Juventus goalkeeper Rubinho is seeking a move to England when his contract expires this summer.

The 32-year-old is set to leave Juventus next month on a free transfer after three seasons at the Italian giants, and the news of his availability has alerted a number of clubs in the UK.

Rubinho has found himself third-choice at Juventus and has made just two appearances for the Bianconeri due to the form of Gianluigi Buffon and second-choice goalkeeper Marco Storari.

Rubinho started his career in his native Brazil with Corinthians before moving to Europe with Portuguese side Vitoria Setubal.

The athletic shot-stopper moved to Genoa in 2006 and helped the club win promotion back to Serie A in his debut season before joining Palermo three years later.

The South American made the move to Juventus in 2012, but he has found it difficult to break into the side and is ready to move on to kick-start his career.

Rubinho's availability on a free transfer makes him an attractive proposition to a number of clubs and the player would not need a work permit to move to England as he holds an Italian passport.

Rubinho's advisor, Ryan Smith of RSG London States, has admitted the player is hoping to secure a switch to England this summer.

"Rubinho has an ambition to play in one of England's top two leagues and having won titles and played at the highest level of world football he has the credentials to do so," Smith told HITC Sport.

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