Sunday, 14 December 2008

Brazil: Santos Hope To Rescue Cicinho From Roma

Brazilian side Santos are set to launch a bid to sign Roma full-back Cicinho in January, following the much-publicised rift between the 28 year old and Giallorossi coach Luciano Spalletti.

Cicinho has struggled to hold down a regular first team place since joining Roma from Real Madrid in the summer of 2007 for €11million.

Despite recent claims from his agent Ricardo Sarti that his client has a future at the Stadio Olimpico, Santos are hopeful of clinching a deal for the former Sao Paulo right-back.

Delcir Sonda, the man who brokered and partially funded the transfers of Michael Quiñónez and Mauricio Molina at the start of 2008, is behind the move for Cicinho, although no mention has been made of the potential transfer fee.

Should the transfer materalise then Santos coach Marcio Fernandes would welcome such a quality addition to his squad, especially in a position which he struggled to fill during the 2008 season.

"He is a player that excels [at right back] and that is a position we need players for," Fernandes told Santa Cecília TV.

"For much of the Brazilian Championship, we had to improvise with either Wendel (midfielder) or Pará (left-back) in that position.

"Presuming that the deal does come off then it will be very good for us, because he is one of the few quality players currently available."

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