Fluminense await news ahead of attempt to re-sign Conca
Fluminense are awaiting news from China over the possibility of repatriating Argentine attacking-midfielder Darío Conca from Guangzhou Evergrande in 2013.
Conca, 29, joined the Chinese Super League champions in July 2011 and has won two league titles with the club, but has on a couple of occasions shown a desire to return to Brazil.
The player's legal representative, Bichara Neto, is currently in the Far East to attempt to negotiate terms of a possible release with Evergrande chairman Liu Yongzhuo, which could prove difficult given the $10 million investment made just 18 months ago.
Conca's current deal has a $15 million release clause, which Fluminense consider too high for consideration. However, club backers Unimed are believed to be willing to finance a deal if the values are lowered.
In July, club chairman Liu confirmed the player had requested to leave Evergrande: “Conca told the club yesterday evening that he would like a transfer. We are shocked.
“Now, we must first try to persuade him to stay. We hope he is professional in his training and on the field.”
However, since those comments, Conca himself has given interviews to apologise to the Chinese fans and insist that he is now happy to remain at the Cantonese side.
It appears that Fluminense will now test his new-found resolve, with a view to a move next summer. However, any deal would mean Conca surrendering the final six months of his $1.3 million-a-month contract in China.