Brazilian outfit Flamengo have managed to secure the signing of defender Pablo Armero on a season-long loan deal from Udinese.
Even though the player belongs to Udinese, he has been at AC Milan on another loan spell. This has been brought to an end in order to facilitate the player to return to Brazilian football with immediate effect.Armero last played in the Brazilian league back in the 2009 campaigns with Palmeiras. They were incidentally managed by current Flamengo boss Vanderlei Luxemburgo. It is quite clear thatLuxemburgo rates Armero as a top name.
He has been brought in to revive the second half of the campaign for Flamengo, who failed to progress past the semifinals of the state championships. Flamengo were knocked out by Vasco da Gama after a 1-0 loss on aggregate. At 28 years of age,Armero will be providing a lot of experience to the team. The presence of former Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva leading the line is a major advantage. The 32-year-old scored eight goals in just nine league starts last season. He will be hoping for much more appearances as he starts to build his fitness. Even though he played for the Croatian national team, Eduardo is a Brazilian by birth.
“I’m not one of those who likes to talk much about what goes on within a club, but the situation is pretty difficult at Milan because [Milan manager Filippo] Inzaghi said: ‘Come here because I need you,’ and I thought he really meant it — but I never play,” said the defender about his lack of playing time at AC Milan. After making only eight starts this season,Armero has decided to call time on his days at the San Siro. Milan have been slipping to new lows under the management of Filippo Inzaghi.