Brazil great Romario discusses Adelaide switch


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Brazil legend Romario is mulling over a move to Australian team Adelaide United, the 1994 World Cup winner said on Thursday.
“We have had a first telephone conversation with Adelaide United and we will have another next week,” said the former world player of the year in an interview with TV Globo.
“I will see what happens. It is a possibility but there is nothing yet concrete.”
The 40-year-old striker was speaking after returning to Rio on vacation after a spell with Miami FC in the United States’ second division, or minor league as it is known.
“I don’t know what I’m going to do this year, nor in 2007,” added Romario. “For the moment I will return to the United States in October to play in some friendly matches.”
President of Romario’s former Rio club Vasco de Gama, Eurico Miranda claimed in August that the player would be re-joining the club where he made his professional debut, for the fourth time.
“Romario will come back to Vasco once his situation in the United States is sorted out,” said Miranda.
“His one thousandth goal and the end of his career will happen here at Vasco.”
According to the player, he needs to score 18 more goals to reach the 1,000 mark for his career, although official figures on his professional goals put him at the 507 mark – still a phenomenal total.
Romario has graced Barcelona, Valencia and PSV Eindhoven during a 21-year career that also saw him play for three of Rio’s biggest sides – Flamengo and Fluminense being the other two – as well as taking in a brief spell in Qatar.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2006