Bolivia striker Moreno rejoins Cruzeiro

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 12:38

Rio de Janeiro: Bolivia international striker Marcelo Moreno has rejoined Brazilian champions Cruzeiro on loan.

The 26-year-old confirmed on Facebook Thursday he would begin training immediately with the club he represented eight times in 2007 and 2008, reports Xinhua.

"It`s with great pleasure that I officially announce my return to Cruzeiro," Moreno said.

"I am very happy to come back and wear this shirt."

The former Werder Bremen and Wigan Athletic forward endured a disappointing 2013. Having been left out of Gremio`s Brazilian league plans, he was loaned to rivals Flamengo but managed just two goals from 16 matches with the Rio de Janeiro club.

Moreno was once considered among South America`s most promising strikers, scoring a competition-high eight goals in the 2008 Copa Libertadores, the continent`s premier club trophy.

Gremio own 70 percent of his economic rights with the remainder held by Ukraine`s Shakhtar Donetsk.

IANS

First Published: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 12:38

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