Internacional President Vitório Píffero confirms defender Fabrício will leave the clubSebastián Ubilla (R) of Universidad de Chile is tackled by Fabrício of Internacional during their Copa Libertadores match at Estádio José Pinheiro Borda on 26th February, 2015
Internacional President Vitório Píffero has confirmed that defender Fabrício will leave the club.
The 28 year-old has been suspended since last Wednesday’s match against Ypiranga, when he was sent off by referee Luis Teixeira for making an offensive gesture towards his own fans.
For Piffero, such an incident is hard to overlook and though he understands that Fabrício regrets his actions, he’s conceded that it would be best for him to move on.
"We have spoken with his agent [Bruno Paiva] and we know that he is profoundly sorry," he told reporters on Monday, as cited by website Xinhuanet.
"But he can no longer play at Inter. The shirt is a symbol of the club. His agent is authorised, as of now, to look for a new club. It could be on loan, which I believe would be more viable, or a permanent move.”
A potential stumbling block in Fabrício’s departure is the possibility of an extended suspension. Xinhuanet notes that a local tribunal is ready to charge him with two offences, which could see him suspended for up to 12 matches.
Piffero is however, reportedly confident that clubs remain interested in the left full-back, who was signed from Portuguesa for a reported fee of €1 million in January 2012 and has made over 100 appearances for Inter.