Flamengo are on the verge of completing the signing of Brazilian André Santos.
The left-back spent a few months on loan last season after joining Gremio. Santos had difficulties fitting in at Arsenal and wanted to move back to Brazil.
Gremio gave him that opportunity and he now looks to head back once again to Brazil with Flamengo offering him a permanent move.
Reports say that Santos will sign a contract with the club until 2015.
Both Flamengo’s director of football Paulo Pelaipe and Santos himself have expressed happiness about the move.
“The Arsenal document we were waiting has come,” Paulo Pelaipe told UOL.
“Everything is agreed between the player and the club. We are just waiting for the document that authorises the transfer to announce him, it should come by Friday.
“Andre Santos is already at the club’s hotel for the medical.”
André Santos said, “The feeling couldn’t be better, as I am very happy with the achievement of playing for a great club like Flamengo,” he is quoted as telling Globo Esporte.
“I feel like a winner. I hope to make history here, be champions and help Flamengo win many games and titles.”