Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has bid farewell to Flamengo forward of an anticipated transfer to Campeonato Brasileiro rivals Internacional.
Guerrero joined Flamengo from Corinthians in 2015 and was a part of the workforce that final yr gained the Campeonato Carioca and reached the Copa Sudamericana ultimate, the place they misplaced to Independiente.
A ban for an anti-doping violation in October 2017 – which was suspended forward of the World Cup – restricted his taking part in time this season and he couldn’t come to an settlement with the Rio de Janeiro membership that might preserve him on the Maracana.
Guerrero’s 12-month suspension from FIFA was decreased to 6 on enchantment to the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), however the World Anti-Doping Company efficiently argued that was inadequate and a 14-month interval of inactivity was imposed in Could.
He posted on Instagram on Friday: “In the present day marks the top of an excellent interval of my profession. I gave each effort within the Flamengo shirt; there have been greater than 100 video games and 43 targets to present pleasure to the Rubro-Negro supporters, who supported me so much in Rio.
“I want to the thank president Eduardo Bandeira de Mello and the board for the opportunity to represent one of the greatest teams in Brazil.”
Guerrero is anticipated to signal a three-year contract with Internacional, although the deal is reported to incorporate a clause that may allow the membership to terminate or droop the settlement ought to his 14-month doping ban come into impact.
A Swiss tribunal in Could imposed a keep of execution on the sanction handed down by CAS whereas Guerrero’s enchantment was thought of.
Inter boss Odair Hellmann stated: “He isn’t an Inter participant but, however he is a superb participant. He’s an idol in his nation and has nice high quality.
“When it’s confirmed I’ll be able to talk more about the subject, but my focus is and has to be on playing Fluminense on Monday. He’s a great player, but he’s not part of the group.”