Tigres UANL and Boca Juniors fight for Brazilian star

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According to information published on the website of Brazilian newspaper Lance, Tigres and Boca Juniors are vying for the signature of Brazilian striker Hernane Vidal de Souza.

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Hernane was the top scorer in the 2013 Copa do Brasil whilst playing for Flamengo, but is now a free agent after his contract with Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia ended on March 31st. He has not seen any competitive action since February.

Mauricio Macri, former president of Boca Juniors, reportedly contacted Hernane after the Mexican club Tigres showed interest in the player. Tigres first announced their interest last month, with the move gaining momentum last week after the club said they’d be sending a formal offer.

Tigres are the richest club in Mexico and already boast  two Brazilians – defender Juninho and striker Rafael Sobis – amongst their ranks. They have the highest wage bill in the Liga MX and frequently use that financial clout to attract the region’s best talent.

At 28 years of age, Hernane began his career in Atibaia then joined Sao Paulo before joining Flamengo. After his time with Flamengo he went to play in Saudi Arabia.

According to the player’s agent he will decide his future in the first half of April.

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