Conca will return to China with assurances from Fluminense they will sign him next year
Argentine forward Darío Conca will return to China next month to see out the last year of his career, but he will do so with assurances from Fluminense they will return to sign their former player later next year.
Conca, 29, moved to Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande in July 2011, becoming one of the highest paid players in the world, but with just one year left on his contract, has made it clear that he wants to return to Fluminense.
The player was considering staying in Brazil to force Evergrande to release him from his contract early, but has been convinced by friends to go back to Chine to honour his deal.
And Lancenet! have revealed that the former River Plate star will do so knowing that Fluminense, with the approval of Celso Barros, the president of the club’s sponsor, will sign Conca once his contract ends, or try and release him six months early in July.
And the player’s lawyer Marcos Motta confirmed that Conca will return to China and denied that he had sent the Chinese supporters a farewell letter.
He said: "There was no proposal for Conca, so it will go back as usual to Guangzhou.
"Regarding a farewell letter, the president's words were mistranslated in Brazil. He left only an e-mail asking for a two-day waiver to resolve particular issues."