Fred to leave Fluminense; he already has offers from Palmeiras, Cruzeiro and Internacional
Brazilian striker Fred, who was released from training until Tuesday, should no longer play for Fluminense.
The player will return to the club on Tuesday but is expected to train separately and his fate should be sealed this week. According to Globo Esporte, three clubs from Brazil have already made proposals to sign Fred; they are Palmeiras, Cruzeiro and Internacional. SporTV reporter Joanna de Assis said: "I was talking to an important person connected to Fred. Fred will not play again for Fluminense, at least that's what this fully trusted source is informing me, and it should be announced tomorrow [Tuesday]. He does not want to stay [at Fluminense]. There are three proposals already, including one from Palmeiras."
Fred, who's considered as a club icon, is angry at Fluminense coach Levir Culpi and during a meeting with the president, made it clear that he doesn't intend to act more under Levir. Returning from recent injury, Fred, who had turned down a big money offer from China, felt 'discredited' on the field as he was subbed off by Levir in some games. As mentioned in ESPN Brasil, unlike his predecessors, Levir doesn't give his captain the freedom to talk about tactics and interfere with his work. Fred signed for Fluminense in March 2009, meaning a cycle of seven years is approaching an end. In this long period, Fred has gone through other controversial moments, despite the number of goals and titles won. The striker scored 167 goals for Fluminense, won a state championship and two Brasileirão titles.