Rio de Janeiro: Former Brazil international midfielder Thiago Neves has joined Gremio as a free agent, becoming the Brazilian Serie A club”s sixth signing of the new year.
The 34-year-old agreed to personal terms of a one-year contract after parting ways with Gremio”s top-flight rivals Cruzeiro in December, reports Efe news.
“He arrived in Porto Alegre on Monday for a medical [and] … his official presentation will occur soon,” Gremio said in a statement.
Neves joins goalkeeper Vanderlei, midfielder Lucas Silva and full-backs Victor Ferraz, Luis Manuel Orejuela and Caio Henrique in Gremio”s group of new arrivals this year.
Gremio finished fourth in the 2019 Brazilian Serie A standings, 25 points behind champions Flamengo.
Neves has been capped seven times for Brazil”s national team and his club career has included spells at Hamburg, Fluminense and Flamengo.