Jorge Valdivia would be welcomed back by Palmeiras boss Gareca
Palmeiras head coach Ricardo Gareca has welcomed the return of Jorge Valdivia to Brazil, but has no idea whether or not the Chilean playmaker has a future with the Sao Paulo-based outfit.
Valdivia is believed to have come back into the country following the collapse of a move to the Middle East with Al Fujairah and then a subsequent period where his location was unknown.
Speaking in the wake of his side's 1-0 Copa do Brasil win over Serie B team Avai, Gareca said: "I know that Valdivia trained at the academy, but I do not know the situation."
"I've always said I like Valdivia, but I do not know the physical condition in which he arrives, or if he will be staying at Palmeiras. I do not know how long it will take to prepare him, it is a problem of management."
Valdivia has played at Palmeiras for six years, over two spells, and would most probably be welcomed back by the club's fans as they bid to exit a run of form that has failed to yield a league win in seven attempts.