New Flamengo signing Hector Canteros arrives in Rio de JaneiroCanteros has won two caps for Argentina
New Flamengo player Hector Canteros yesterday arrived in Rio de Janeiro to put the finishing touches on a move to Brazil from Argentine club velez Sarsfield ahead of the resumption of domestic football.
With league matches suspended in order to help a smooth running of the World Cup, Flamengo have taken the chance to register a new player in a bid to halt their horrid early season form; the Copa do Brasil champions currently lie in 19th place after nine games.
And Argentina midfielder Canteros briefly told the waiting media: "I'm happy with the trip (to get to Rio). I am now going to the hotel. I am happy."
The player is believed to have signed a three year deal with Flamengo and will undergo medical assessments later on in the week as the transfer seeks completion.