The 29-year-old striker, an idol of the Palmeiras fans, is on loan to Al Duhail until the middle of this year.
O Palm Trees has the possibility of relying on the football of Dudu already in the middle of the season, in June of this year – he is on loan to Al Duhail, from Qatar. If it depends on the attacker’s will, however, the return will be postponed for another three years. Last Sunday, 4, the player stated that he intends to be bought by the team from the Middle East and continue to pursue his career there before returning to Alviverde paulista. For that, Al Duhail will have to pay 6 million euros (at the current price, around R $ 40 million).
“I cannot hide my desire to remain here. If the club buys me, I will automatically stay another two years. I want to stay here, have my time here in Qatar, ”he said in an interview to“ Esporte Espetacular ”, from TV Globo. “I keep watching videos of my goals (for Palmeiras) to remember. But if I go back now, it was because I didn’t do a good job here. And I don’t want to leave this way. I want to get out of here like it was at Palmeiras, through the front door, with people wishing I hadn’t come here. At that moment, some things happened that it was best to have come here, and I came ”, he added.
Dudu also said that he has a relationship with the president of Palmeiras, Maurício Galiotte, and that he does not think about playing in another club in Brazil. “He (Galiotte) always asks me if I’m fine, if they are treating me right here, if my children are in need of anything there (in São Paulo). My children live in front of the CT and do soccer school at Palmeiras. So he always calls me, asks me if everything is fine. Everyone knows the respect, affection and love I have for Palmeiras. I have no doubt that, if I stay here for three years, when I return to Brazil, the first club I will think about is Palmeiras ”, declared the 29-year-old striker, who has 32 games for Al Duhail, with 12 goals and 17 assists.