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Amauri rejects Botafogo claims and admits he supports São Paulo

Amauri wants to stay with Parma
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Parma striker Amauri has refuted reports linking himself with a move to Brazilian side Botafogo and instead admitted he supports São Paulo.

The Brazilian-born striker, who has an Italian citizenship and has represented the Azzurri before, has reportedly been a target for Clarence Seedorf's former team Botafogo.

However, speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, the 33-year-old confirmed he wants to stay at his current club for the rest of his career.

Football Italia also quoted Amauri, who said: “I’ve heard some strange talk, but the truth is that Cassano and I are perfectly fine.

“I am a Brazilian with an Italian passport, he is an Italian with Brazilian feet.

“I’ve read the stories about Botafogo, but I don’t care about them. I’m a São Paulo fan anyway!

“I want to stay at Parma and I hope to finish my career here.”

The former Juventus forward has only found the net four times in Serie A this season but appears to be staying in Italy for the time being.

That may have disappointed Botafogo fans initially but after Amauri’s admissions they might not mind too much now.


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