Botafogo chasing more big names after Seedorf dealJuly 2nd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 2 (IANS) Less than a day after signing former Dutch international Clarence Seedorf, Botafogo has revealed more big names could be on their way to the Brazilian Serie A club.
Botafogo president Mauricio Assumpcao said the arrival of Seedorf alone would not guarantee success.
“We have a quality squad, but to be champion we need reinforcements,” Assumpcao told Globoesporte. “We are currently looking for these. Seedorf has arrived now and we will continue to work so we can have more new parts.”
Assumpcao declined to reveal details of Seedorf’s two-year contract, but confirmed the deal was the most lucrative ever signed by a foreign player in Brazil, reported Xinhua.
Seedorf is expected to arrive in Rio Friday but the club is unsure when the veteran will be ready to play. Botafogo is currently in ninth place in Brazil’s Serie A championship standings after seven rounds.
Meanwhile the Rio club confirmed Sunday the exit of former Real Sociedad striker German Herrera, who has signed a three-year contract with UAE outfit Emirates FC.
Uruguay international forward Loco Abreu, unhappy at his new role as a bit-part player under coach Oswaldo de Oliveira, is also tipped to leave the club.
- Uruguay striker Abreu considers Botafogo exit - Jun 19, 2012
- Abreu quits Botafogo, signs with Figueirense - Jul 06, 2012
- Botafogo on verge of Seedorf deal - Jun 07, 2012
- Botafogo revives interest in Seedorf - Apr 29, 2012
- Uruguay striker Abreu scores hat-trick for Botafogo - Apr 22, 2012
- Seedorf says Brazil can attract other European stars - Jul 10, 2012
- Seedorf set for Botafogo debut - Jul 20, 2012
- Forlan, Seedorf promise success for new clubs - Jul 08, 2012
- Dutch star Seedorf scores first goal for Botafogo - Aug 05, 2012
- Forlan signs with Brazil's Internacional - Jul 07, 2012
- Uruguay playmaker set for Botafogo debut - Aug 11, 2012
- Diego Forlan set for Internacional debut - Jul 24, 2012
- Deco praises Seedorf's Brazil move - Jul 05, 2012
- Seedorf leaves Milan after a decade for Botafogo - Jul 01, 2012
- Uruguayan international Sebastian wants to end career at Nacional - Apr 15, 2012
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