Botafogo resign Loco Abreu
The Uruguayan first arrived at Botafogo in 2010 and soon gained idol status among the club’s fans.
Despite playing for Rosário Central in Argentina recently, Loco Abreu always made clear his desire to return to o Glorioso. The player has now got his wish, thanks largely to club president Maurício Assumpção.
The 37-year-old, who has signed a six-month contract, has rejoined the club he represented 108 times between 2010 and 2012. He is currently the second highest-scoring foreigner to have ever played for Botafogo, just five goals behind the Argentine forward Fischer who played for Botafogo in the 1970s.
Botafogo fans have been demanding the signing of big names, particularly after the release of Nicolas Lodeiro to Corinthians. During the World Cup break the club signed midfielder João Gabriel and striker Yuri Mamute.
The 1-0 defeat to Sport Recife on Wednesday night, however, leaves o Glorioso dangerously flirting with the relegation zone of Brazil’s top flight.