Troubled striker Adriano contacted Palmeiras says president
Palmeiras president Paulo Nobre claims that troubled striker Adriano contacted the club with an offer to play in February but but says no deal was struck with the ex-Flamengo star.
31-year-old Adriano has been without a club since leaving Flamengo under a cloud in December and the player has been looking for potential employers since.
"Adriano searched us out last month [February] offering to play for us, but while we are grateful to have an option on such a player, there is nothing beyong that," president Paulo Nobre announced to Globoesporte.
"From the moment that he takes the first step to get back in shape though, we'll help. We're willing to employ our professionals to guide him. We want to help Adriano, even with human issues.
"But so far, we have not yet moved to arrange anything."
"Palmeiras don't rule out signing great players and if he is fully fit, he fits in," added executive director Jose Carlos Brunoro.
"If Adriano proves that he is fully recovered and has a career, a financial and personal project, we would accept to talk. Since that first call however, he hasn't contacted us again, so we didn't talk about anything else."