Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds

Football | Brazil

Juan Roman Riquelme © Reuters Images

Riquelme headed to Palmeiras



The president of Brazilian football club Palmeiras says he's reached a preliminary agreement with former Boca Juniors midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme to play in Brazil.

Arnaldo Tirone told ESPN Radio that the deal was "50 to 60 percent" completed. He said they've agreed to financial terms with Riquelme, though he gave no details.

Tirone said only smaller details of the contract remain to be worked out.

Tirone said he had not spoken with Riquelme's former club Boca, but that he believes Riquelme is free to play in Brazil for the Sao Paulo-based team that last month was relegated to the second division.

Calls to Palmeiras' headquarters rang unanswered after hours Friday.

Riquelme left Boca last year after losing the final of the Copa Libertadores to Brazilian club Corinthians.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Segun Odegbami
N’Golo Kante – a tree that makes a forest
A participant at a company retreat that I attended during the week asked me an interesting question.

Dr Errol Sweeney
Why wait? Do it now!
Referees are at the “coal face” when it comes to criticism. We get the abuse, the taunts, and the...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Arsene Wenger’s legacy in danger
In September 2002, Arsenal visited Elland Road and proceeded to trash the living room of their...

Sunday Oliseh
Will Arsenal ever dominate again?
When you talk of the most prestigious clubs in the history of English and world club football, the...