Brazilians rejection fuels ‘keepers fire for exit.
Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar reiterated his desire to leave the club during the transfer window after Brazilian club Internacional ruled out a move for him, Sky Sports reports.
The 34-year-old has not played for the club yet this season following their relegation from the Premier League as he continues to recover from a finger operation.
He is still targeting a regular spot in the first team as he hopes to be the first choice stopper for his country at next year’s World Cup and has underlined his promise to quit in order to make that happen.
“God willing I’ll move to another team to help Scolari and Parreira as they are helping me a lot,” Cesar is quoted by SportTv. “Now, I have to help them.
“I have not received any offer yet, but considering my situation, everything would be welcome.
“Brazilian domestic football is very competitive, I would be closer to everything, including criticism. It would be good. But I don’t rule out clubs from England and Italy. I’ll consider the best offers.”
Internacional in his homeland have been linked with a move for the former Inter Milan man, but president Luis Cesar Souto de Moura has ruled out a possible switch by telling Esporte Interativo:
“No, we have not sounded him out, we are not trying to get information about him and I don’t even know who Julio Cesar’s agent is.
“We have never considered the possibility of signing him. It’s just speculation.
“We won’t be a shop window for anyone. We know Julio Cesar is a great goalie, but we also know he will have to have physio until February. He will be fine after that.
“Imagine bringing in that kind of expensive player, so we pay the costs of his treatment only for him to then play for Brazil’s national team. That makes no sense.
“We understand the player’s dilemma, we respect him, but there is nothing.”