Good news for West Ham, Adriano is staying at Flamengo

December 14, 2009 at 18:47 6 comments

Last week he Adriano failed to show up for the ‘player of the year’ awards. Today, he missed his flight from Rio to Brasília and was forced to hire a private jet to attend a reception hosted for Flamengo by Brazil president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Adriano discovers that time and tide wait for no Emperor

Earlier this month the player was ruled out of a vital league match after picking up a mystery burn on his foot – Adriano claimed he’d done it on a garden lamp.

After being linked with a move to West Ham or a possible switch to Italy or Germany, and showing all the signs that he was on his way out, the Emperor apparently confided in teammate Ronaldo Angelim that he would not be leaving Flamengo. “I talked to Adriano and he guaranteed me that he was going to stay at the club”.

But a move in the summer of 2010 could still be on as Adriano has said he only wants to stay for Fla’s campaign in the Libertadores.


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jzlim11  |  December 15, 2009 at 01:19

    bad news for London night clubs and pubs.

    • 2. pitacodogringo  |  December 15, 2009 at 12:33

      and certain bars and clubs in Soho as well haha

  • 3. pitacodogringo  |  December 15, 2009 at 12:40

    the Daily Mail has just got hold of the story – must be following the blog haha

  • 4. Chris  |  December 17, 2009 at 20:40

    Hey, give the guy a break!

    Once he got himself fit this season, he was superb. He’s got himself a new girlfriend and seems happy and relaxed. He comes across as a humble and thoughtful guy in his interviews. Who cares if he wants to spend time with his mates in Vila Cruzeiro rather than attending a Globo junket? We rightly slag off players who forget where they come from.

    Actually you wouldn’t have expected it to have been Jobson to be the first Carioca player to be tested coke-positive.

    Anyway, I hope he stays at Flamengo at least until June and I reckon Adriano’s going to be a star at the World Cup.

  • 5. Chris  |  December 17, 2009 at 20:42

    Unfortunately, Jon, I’m back off home on Monday. It’s been a brilliant season watching Brazilian football. I’ll have to check up on Forest’s impressive progress for you.

    • 6. pitacodogringo  |  December 27, 2009 at 20:08

      oi Chris
      looks like you arrived just in time for the worst winter in years! haha

      should be at least a playoff place for the Reds this season – but it could all go pear-shaped before May haha


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