Brazil's Gremio sign loan deal for Parma midfielder
Brazilian fooball club Gremio have signed Uruguay international midfielder Cristian Rodriguez on loan from Italy's Parma.
Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian fooball club Gremio have signed Uruguay international midfielder Cristian Rodriguez on loan from Italy's Parma.
The 29-year-old was slated to undergo a medical test in Porto Alegre on Tuesday morning before being presented to the club's fans in the afternoon, reports Xinhua.
"Experienced and versatile, he can play in midfield, front or on a wing," Gremio said in a statement on its official website on Monday.
Rodriguez, who has been called up for Uruguay's friendly against Morocco later this month, is expected to make his debut for the Brazilian club against local rivals Cruzeiro on Saturday.
The move comes as Parma struggles both on and off the pitch. The Gialloblu's debt has reportedly ballooned to 100 million euros. Also, there are fears the club might be forced out of the Serie A before the end of the season.