Liédson’s 2nd cameo with Corinthians is coming to an end, and his last goal with the team probably was the polemic one against Sport where they drawed 1-1 at Ilha do Retiro.
The player didn’t reach an agreement with the club over his contract, that ends at day 31 this month. The club refused to extend his contract while playing his €120,000 monthly wages – one of the highest in the squad – considering his poor form, age and much less space with Paolo Guerrero’s recent arrival. One club director went on to say he’d need to earn a chance of renewing his contract back in February this year.
Corinthians physios made a special work regarding his fitness this year, so he could prove the board wrong. But the result was far from what was expected, and with only 5 goals scored this year, Liédson went from “little weight” to “dead weight”.