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Botafogo looking to sell Fábio Ferreira, Caio and Loco Abreu

Botafogo director Chico Fonseca has confirmed the club are looking to sell Fábio Ferreira, Caio and Loco Abreu ahead of next season.

The three players have all expressed a desire to leave the Rio de Janeiro club and Fonseca is happy to move any player on who doesn’t want to play for Botafogo.

“Fábio was reintroduced [to pre-season] as all the other players from Botafogo were,” he told Lancenet!

“He called me into the room and asked me to be released because he is in talks with another club and I allowed.

“Botafogo is negotiating with some central defenders. Independent of Fábio Ferreira, Botafogo are looking and should bring another player for this position.”

The situation is different with striker Caio, who spent last season on loan at Figueirense, as the player has failed to report for pre-season training and is believed to be close to joining South Korean side Suwon Samsung Bluewings.

“Caio is negotiating with another club outside Brazil. If the player does not want to stay, why the club will force him?”

And veteran Uruguay striker Loco Abreu, who also went on loan to Figueirense last season, is also about to leave the club and it is looking likely that he will return to his homeland.

“Loco Abreu has been requested to report tomorrow because he was negotiating with another club. He asked not to come to Rio today (Friday).

“When I say that, what Loco requested is different from Caio, who said he did not want to play more in Botafogo. Loco was talking with a club in Uruguay.

Botafogo are also looking to get two more players off their books, with strikers Jobson and Willian being told that their futures lie elsewhere.


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