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Vágner Love: I leave Flamengo with a heavy heart

Vágner Love has confirmed his return to Russian side CSKA Moscow and stated that he will leave Flamengo with a "heavy heart".

The 28-year-old announced his departure from the Rio de Janeiro club on Saturday night, following a meeting with Flamengo president Eduardo Bandeira de Mello.

Love, who joined the Rubro-Negro for €10 million last January, has denied that the move is a result of a falling out with the club.

He said: "There have been reports in the media saying I am unhappy with the club but that is not true.

"I met with the president twice and when we received this offer, we've seen that it was good for both parties and agreed to accept it.

"I will leave with a heavy heart because everyone knows my love for Flamengo."

It is believed Flamengo have struggled to keep up with the payment plan negotiated by former president Patricia Amorím, which was €1 million up-front and six instalments of €1.5 million.

Flamengo have been offered a compromise solution with Love returning to Russia after one year, but the striker has vowed to play for Flamengo again one day.

"You can be sure that this story is not over. I leave the door open for a return," he concluded.

Bandeira would also like to see the former Brazil forward, who scored five goals for the Seleção, back at the Engenhão in the future.

He said: "I am a big fan of his and hope that one day I can welcome him back."

Love spent seven years with CSKA between 2004 and 2011, but became unsettled in 2009 and spent spells on loan in Brazil with Palmeiras and Flamengo.

Source: Globo Esporte


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