Fluminense defender Anderson wanted by Abel Braga and Palmeiras claims agent
Márcio Melo, the agent of Fluminense defender Anderson, expects his client to leave the Rio de Janeiro-based club.
Anderson’s contract expires later this month. Melo admits the 32 year-old had wanted to stay, but no offer to renew his deal has been made.
"Anderson was happy, but his contract is running out and no one has sought to renew it,” Melo insisted to GOAL.com. “I spoke with Rodrigo Caetano [Fluminense executive] and he told me he does not know if he will stay.”
It is not yet to clear what division Fluminense will play in next season. With one game remaining, they are in the relegation zone, two points adrift of safety.
Head coach Abel Braga, who led Flu to the Brasileirão title last season, was fired in July.
Melo claims the 61 year-old would want Anderson at his next club. Braga has been linked with Internacional.
"I talked with Abel Braga,” Melo continued. “He said he likes Anderson and revealed that Anderson will move to the team that he will train in 2014.”
Melo also insists there is interest from Palmeiras, who will play in the Brasileirão next term, after winning promotion.
“Gilson Kleina [Palmeiras Head coach] called and said he wants him at Palmeiras in 2014. We will see in the next few days what will happen. Anderson's priority is to work with Abel, but Palmeiras is also a great team.”
Anderson joined Fluminense in 2012 from Ceará. He has made 16 appearances this season.