Flamengo want to bring star home.
Brazilian side Flamengo are reportedly keen on bringing Wolfsburg midfielder Diego back home to Brazil this summer, according to Sky Sports.
The 28-year-old bagged 10 goals in 32 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit last term, helping them to pull away from the relegation zone.
Diego came to prominence at Werder Bremen where he won the two German Cup titles between 2006-09, a feat that saw him the subject of a €27 million move to Italian giants Juventus. He struggled in Italy and spent the 2011-12 season on loan with Atletico Madrid where he managed to bag a Europa League winners medal.
However, his lack of consistency since leaving Bremen has limited his impact with the national side. Having just 15 caps to his name has seen him out of the running for most of Brazil’s major tournament action, however, Flamengo vice-president Wallim Vasconcellos is hoping that a move home will put him back in the running for next year’s World Cup squad.
“Diego is an excellent player,” Vasconcellos told Radio Bradesco Esportes.
“However, the information we have shows that he currently has a very high salary.
“We will listen to the manager [former Brazil coach Mano Menezes], and if he wants Diego we will find out how much we would need to spend in the negotiations.”