Vasco have competition from Ponte Preta in the race to sign striker Luís Fabiano
Luís Fabiano was playing for China's Tianjin Quanjian and scored 23 goals in 29 games last season.
Luís Fabiano is Vasco's dream signing to reinforce their attack in 2017, but the board will have to deal with the stiff competition from Ponte Preta. This is because the player has the desire to end his career at the club in Campinas, where he started as a footballer. The striker has already announced that he will not continue in Tianjin Quanjian next season and enjoys his vacation in Brazil. In China, he was the top scorer of Tianjin with 23 goals in 29 games, playing an important role in the club's promotion to the top division. However, the chance of Fabiano continuing in the country next year is not completely ruled out. Vasco have already made a survey for the player and awaits the development of the facts. But to act in both Vasco and Ponte Preta, the 36-year-old must adapt to the financial reality of the clubs, as they cannot pay astronomical wages. In the current squad of Vasco, there are 13 players over the age of 30, with Nenê and Rodrigo practically in the same age range as Luís Fabiano. Much younger, 23-year-old goalkeeper Jordi was encouraged by the possibility of becoming the teammate of the former Sevilla and São Paulo striker.