Defender Pedro Geromel announced as a Grêmio player by the club

Pedro Geromel when playing for Köln - Action Images

Grêmio have confirmed the signing of Pedro Geromel on a contract that runs until June 2016, however confusion still remains about whether it is a permanent or loan deal.

The 28-year-old has been on loan to Spanish side Real Mallorca since 2012 but struggled to recreate his previous good form and now returns to his home country with details of his contract yet to be released.

On Monday Geromel arrived in Brazil, as had been indicated, to spend Christmas with his family and he’s predicted to be presented to the media on Thursday, he’ll also sign his contract that day.

The Brazilian will then look to play senior football in Brazil for the first time in his career as he departed before he was given a chance to play as a youngster.

The strong central defender, 6 foot 3 inches in statue, left the Palmeiras youth academy in 2003 to move to Portuguese side Chavas where he made his professional debut.

His impressive performances at the second division side earned him a move to top-flight Portguese club Vitória de Guimarães before a prolonged spell in Germany with Köln.

After finishing second in the Brasileirão last season, Grêmio will hope to go one better next year and the acquisition of Geromel should enhance their already solid defence.

 



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April 23, 2014
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September 02, 2013
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September 01, 2013
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August 31, 2013
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August 30, 2013
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August 29, 2013
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13:15Freddy Adu earns first start for Bahia
August 28, 2013
12:15Botafogo fans express anger at Vitinho move
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April 22, 2014
23:49Atlético Madrid head coach Diego Simeone explains decision to start Diego against Chelsea
23:26Chelsea manager José Mourinho praises versatile David Luiz after 0-0 draw at Atlético Madrid
23:18Leonardo explains why he left Milan and then signed with arch-rivals Internazionale
23:12Leonardo does not regret leaving Internazionale for Paris Saint-Germain
22:00River Plate forward Teófilo Gutiérrez recalls watching Ronaldo and Rivaldo at the 1998 FIFA World Cup
April 21, 2014
23:09Sandro must earn his place insists Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood
22:52Benfica goalkeeper Artur Moraes declares that he is a ‘Benfiquista’ for life
22:47Benfica goalkeeper Artur Moraes happy to share playing time with Jan Oblak
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22:28Internazionale defender Juan Jesus unhappy at lack of apology from Lazaros Christodoulopoulos
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April 20, 2014
22:31Cruzeiro midfielder Nilton believes retaining the Brasileirão will be difficult
22:17Milan midfielder Adel Taarabt praises link up with Robinho and Mario Balotelli in 3-0 win against Livorno
22:10Roma belong in the Champions League insists defender Maicon
22:00Cruzeiro midfielder Nilton plays down rumours linking him with a move to Europe
April 19, 2014
23:19Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva admits Chelsea defeat hurt
23:04Milan assistant manager Mauro Tassotti: “We expect quality” from Robinho
22:47Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood explains Sandro snub
22:41Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood unmoved by Sandro tweet
22:31Australia head coach Ange Postecoglou looking to use World Cup to help promote the next generation
April 17, 2014
22:45Former Fiorentina goalkeeper Sébastien Frey praises current incumbent Neto
21:59Report: Internazionale lead Liverpool in race to sign Cruzeiro midfielder Nilton
21:45Jonathan Moreira thankful that Internazionale head coach Walter Mazzarri showed faith in him
21:38Dodô aiming for Roma points record
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April 16, 2014
23:04Atlético Madrid defender Filipe Luís can earn World Cup place insists former Seleção star Júnior
22:54Alex expects to sign contract renewal with Paris Saint-Germain
22:48Agent notes Hernanes is happy at Internazionale and targeting the Champions League
22:43Agent confirms talks with Internazionale for Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro
22:35Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto prefers to ignore critics
22:29Internazionale defender Juan Jesus set to be in a cast for a month
April 15, 2014
22:22Report: Milan to target Benfica loanee Guilherme Siqueira
22:11Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli explains Rômulo selection
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April 14, 2014
22:25Argentina head coach Alejandro Sabella refuses to discuss Carlos Tevez’s chances of World Cup selection
22:10Diego: Diego Simone has built a winning team at Atlético Madrid
22:04Diego hails Atlético Madrid team mate Diego Costa
21:58Adriano insists he is almost back to his best despite Atlético Paranaense departure
21:47Adriano claims he has numerous offers from around the world as he looks to continue playing career
April 12, 2014
22:50Porto midfielder Héctor Herrera rues loss of Fernando for Europa League quarter-final second leg defeat to Sevilla
22:36Roma head coach Rudi Garcia refuses to discuss Rodrigo Taddei renewal
22:30Roma head coach Rudi Garcia praises defender Rafael Tolói after 3-1 win against Atalanta
22:23Robinho hoping for World Cup selection
22:15Hellas Verona head coach Andrea Mandorlini believes Rômulo can be useful for Italy
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April 10, 2014
23:19Veteran forward Alecsandro left disappointed as Flamengo exit the Copa Libertadores
23:12Porto forward Jackson Martínez labels Brazil as his favourites for the World Cup
23:02Daniel Alves bemoans Barcelona’s finishing in their Champions League defeat to Atlético Madrid
22:55Internazionale defender Juan Jesus insists he would not join Juventus or Milan
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