Loco Abreu confirms he will return to Botafogo in January
Uruguayan striker Loco Abreu has confirmed that he will return to Botafogo in January but will consider offers from other clubs for next season.
Abreu, 36, was loaned to Figueirense towards the end of last season after falling out of favour with coach Oswaldo de Oliveira, but will report for pre-season as expected and then look to make a decision on his future.
“My projection for 2013 is back at Botafogo,” he told Globo Esporte reporters in Porto Alegre, where he was taking part in the Match against Poverty friendly on Wednesday evening.
“On January 5th I will restate with the club and, if the situation does not change, I will work normally.”
The striker, who has 70 caps for Uruguay, is still under contract at Botafogo and stated that any clubs interested in him should speak to the club president.
“I have a contract with the club until 2014, those interested in having me on their team must first talk to the Botafogo president (Maurício Assumpção) because I owe much to him.
“But the doors are open for any kind of possibility.”
Botafogo coach Oswaldo de Oliveira is open to Abreu returning to the first team squad but admitted that it may be tough to play both him and Seedorf at the same time given their age.
“He plays for Botafogo, but was not playing well. Therefore, we use less frequently.
“The proposal was to use it in special moment. He preferred to exchange club. With my stay, it must adapt to what we want. I cannot deny that with Abreu and Seedorf will be very difficult to start the games, especially with the heat.
“It is a situation that needs to be well organised,” the coach told SporTV.