Top Brazilian players who may return to the Brasileirão like Thiago Silva

Gabriel Jesus, Casemiro among stars eyeing moves back to Brazilian football.
Desmond Efe-Khaese
2024-05-14 13:53:11

Several high-profile Brazilian players, currently active in foreign leagues, might consider returning to the Brazilian Serie A. With the upcoming transfer window, clubs and fans are eagerly anticipating the potential homecomings of Coutinho, Gabriel Jesus, Casemiro, and others.


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Philippe Coutinho: a return to Vasco?

Philippe Coutinho, currently under contract with England’s Aston Villa until June 30, 2026, is on loan at Qatar’s Al Duhail. He’s set to return to the Premier League in July. Although not in Aston Villa’s immediate plans, Coutinho might still move to Brazilian football.

While a transfer to Cruzeiro remains a possibility, Coutinho prefers a return to Vasco. If Vasco shows no interest, he’s open to discussing a move with Cruzeiro.

Willian: rekindling past glories

35 year old Willian’s contract with Fulham is set to expire on June 30, 2024. The winger transferred from Corinthians to Fulham on September 1, 2022. In 2021, Willian terminated his contract with Arsenal to return to Corinthians, his youth club.

Originally contracted with Arsenal until 2023, he left the club, forgoing a salary of around £20.5 million, or €24 million, to play in Brazil, where he earns 70% less. This history suggests Willian might again seek a move back to his youth club after his stint with Fulham.

Casemiro: From Old Trafford to Old Home?

Fans are excited about the possibility of Casemiro returning to Brazilian football, boosting the league with his vast European experience. Manchester United is eager to transfer Casemiro this summer if they can find a club to cover his £350,000-per-week wages.

Brazilian teams like Flamengo, Palmeiras, Botafogo, and his former club São Paulo FC are potential destinations, capable of managing such a financial commitment.

Gabriel Jesus: seeking redemption

Gabriel Jesus may exit Arsenal this summer as the club is open to offers, due to his injury issues and a drop in performance.

Scoring just four Premier League goals this season and losing his starting position to Kai Havertz, Arsenal is exploring options, including signing a new striker.

Palmeiras shows interest in taking Jesus on loan, potentially revitalizing his career at his former club.

The possible return of experienced international players could boost Brazilian football, making the league more competitive and exciting. As the transfer window gets closer, fans are eagerly anticipating these moves, setting up an exciting offseason for the Brasileirão.

Remembering Zagallo

Sambafoot Series launched a new documentary about the football legend Zagallo. Known as ‘Velho Lobo‘ and as superstitious as it gets, Zagallo helped shape what Brazilian football is nowadays — as a player and as a coach.

Binge the first five episodes available on Sambafoot’s Youtube channel. Stay tuned for upcoming releases as we keep telling this legend’s life story.