Former Vasco da Gama midfielder Felipe set to sign for Fluminense
The former Vasco da Gama midfielder Felipe is set to sign for cross city rivals Fluminense after leaving Vasco at the end of last season.
Felipe, 35, left the Rio de Janeiro giants in December at the end of his contract after falling out with the club’s board over comments he made about the late payment of wages.
His comments were not appreciated by the club’s president Roberto Dinamite and, as one of the club’s top earners, it was decided to not offer the veteran a new deal.
The move has yet to be finalised but it was all but confirmed by Atlético Paranaense director of football Antônio Lopes who had also shown an interest in signing the player.
“I wish I could bring him to Atlético-PR,” he told Fox Sports.
“He is one of the best midfielders in Brazilian football and Fluminense did well. I wanted to bring him to Atlético, and tried, but he was already in agreement with Fluminense.”
This will be Felipe’s second spell at the Brasileirão champions after spending one season with the club in 2005 after leaving Flamengo.