Grêmio again signed on to Serie B’s dispute with the Brazilian championship official this Tuesday, on the final day of the transfer window. Elkeson, a naturalized Chinese, has arrived to act as a booster in Roger Machado’s offensive sector and remains at FC Rio Grande do Sul until the end of November 2022.
Elkeson will be presented on Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. by Tricolor. After weeks of negotiations, the club officially announced the arrival of the striker to aid in their attempt to return to Serie A.
Elkeson previously worked at Botafogo in China for the past nine years. He has been training since last week at CT Luiz Carvalho and will do so He is out of season before his official debut.
Elkeson announced by Grêmio – Photo: Disclosure
The long spell in the country led to the player obtaining Chinese citizenship to defend the national team, making his debut in 2019. Even Palmeiras and Botafogo spotted the player, but neither of them made an official bid like Grêmio.
At 32, Elkeson completes Grêmio’s attacking combination. Last week, Churín left the ring for Atlético-GO. On the other hand, Riccardinho is back on loan and Gabriel Teixeira has reached out to Roger’s request to be an option for the tri-colour attack sides. The two were on the field in the team’s debut in the second division, in a goalless draw with Ponte Preta.
The last time Elkeson took to the field was in November last year in the China shirt. In the World Cup qualifiers, his team drew 1-1 with Australia. The striker was on the field for 90 minutes.
Elkeson appeared in Vitoria, but gained fame in Brazil with Botafogo, in the 2011 and 2012 seasons. The player then moved to Guangzhou Evergrande from China, and also played for the Shanghai SIPG team.
- Noun: Elkeson de Oliveira Cardoso
- date of Birth: 07/13/1989
- place of birth: Coelho Neto, Maranhão
- Height: 1.81 m
- Career Clubs: Vitoria, Botafogo, Guangzhou Evergrande (two syllables), Shanghai SIPG and Grêmio.
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