Where will he end up?
About less than a year ago, I went on to write about Ronaldinho’s problems with Flamengo, and his on and off the pitch troubles. I even doubted that he could return to at least part of the form he showed at Milan, before getting back to Brazil, and also said that it’d too dumb to anyone to look for his services.
Boy, was I wrong!
Ganso wants to move. Again.
Some people who follow the Brazilian Championship closely and don’t live in Brazil might be aware of that. I don’t know (yet) the profile of most readers in this blog, but I’ll assume that you haven’t heard anything about the latest Ganso soap opera.
To put it short, Ganso wants to move on. Problem is, he wants to go to a Brazilian club. Worst of all, his favored club to do such thing is a regional Santos rival: São Paulo.
Photoshop does no good
Homesickness must be one of the most common problems with Brazilian players. Ok, it’s usually overlooked by the wages they earn in the European – and increasingly in Middle East and China as well – market, but it’s fascinating how news come up every now and then about players looking to get back to Brazil for numerous reasons.
The last player who did that is Robinho, who’s been playing for the struggling Italian giant Milan.
Young RB is partly owned by Chelsea
Hopefully you didn’t get scared by his picture. Anyway, the promising 18 years old right back has been getting attention from Italian clubs Napoli, Inter Milan and Juventus with the latter offering 5m euros for his services, while Chelsea was also rumored to be interested in the player, but as they currently own 40% of his rights they wouldn’t have to pay a huge amount of money. But things seem to be getting nicer for Fluminense fans.
Lucas heading France
French side Paris Saint-Germain joined the club of “new riches” back in 2011. Since then, they bought players such as Javier Pastore from Palermo for €40m and Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Milan for €65m. It also seems that they don’t care at all about UEFA’s Financial Fair Play, and are calling Michel Platini a “bluff” in the way. You’d think they would stop their craziness in buying two of the best players in the world at their current positions this year, but it seems that they don’t think it’s enough.
Zinho in Flamengo’s press conference
We’ve been following Flamengo’s transfer saga in this international transfer window since the month began. Unfortunately for them, it hasn’t been much of a success as they saw Wolfsburg saying “no” to their loan bid to get attacking midfielder Diego, and long-time idol and center-back Juan, previously on Italian side Roma, chose Internacional instead of his childhood club also putting the blame on Flamengo’s board to his decision. And their (sad) story doesn’t end there. Continue reading
Oscar close to Chelsea
I expected this soap opera to last until the Olympics, but it seems that I was wrong. Not the first time, I admit, but I’m glad to see that people didn’t get stuck in the middle of everything. Well, for instance, everyone is reporting that Oscar seems pretty close to Chelsea, and this time is for real. Continue reading