Flamengo Close In On Athirson Capture
The Brazilian has failed to settle in Turin (Allsport)
01/23/2002. Flamengo are apparently close to agreeing a deal to take Juventus wing-back Athirson back to his homeland.
According to reports in Brazil he could be wearing the red and black shirt after the second leg of their Mercosur Cup final with San Lorenzo on January 24.
The 25-year-old played for Flamengo between 1996 and 2000, when he moved to Turin.
Since his arrival he's made just five Serie A appearances and has failed to dislodge the likes of Gianluca Pessotto from the left wing-back position.