Boa Esporte could sign Bruno Fernandes if released from prison
Boa Esporte have confirmed they would be interested in signing former Flamengo goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes should he be released from prison.
The 28-year-old is due to stand trial on March 3 accused of murdering model Eliza Samudio to avoid paying for a love child.
Bruno was jailed for four-and-a-half years in December 2010 after being found guilty in a separate trial of abducting and assaulting Ms Samudio the previous year.
He now faces more than 60 years in prison after he was arrested and charged with kidnapping, formation of a criminal gang and murder, alongside other defendants which include his ex-wife Dayanne Rodrigues.
Despite this, Série B side Boa say they would be interested in signing Bruno, who had been tipped to compete in the 2014 World Cup, if he is released from prison.
Roberto Moraes, club president, revealed in a statement: “The board of directors does have interest in hiring the athlete Bruno Fernandes, as long as there is no legal obstacle for both parties, especially regarding their freedom to come and go for practice, games and travel.
“Obviously there would be a contract between the player and the club that would need to be signed and filed with the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).”