Veteran Edmilson to leave Villarreal for Palmeiras

January 22nd, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Madrid, Jan 22 (DPA) Brazilian giants Palmeiras announced that they have signed veteran Edmilson from Spanish club Villarreal, for an undisclosed fee.According to Brazilian website Globoesporte, Edmilson, 32, has agreed to a two-year contract with Palmeiras, who are coached by Vanderlei Luxemburgo.

Villarreal have still not confirmed the departure of the Brazilian defender-cum-midfielder.

Edmilson joined Villarreal from Barcelona in July 2008, but has hardly played for the club.

He helped Barca win the Champions League in 2006, and was a part of the Brazil side that swept to triumph at the 2002 World Cup. The missed the 2006 event in Germany because of a knee injury.

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