Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ramires would welcome Cruzeiro return

Chelsea’s Brazilian midfielder Ramires says he would be more than willing to re-sign for former club Cruzeiro if given the opportunity.

Since arriving at Stamford Bridge two years ago, the Brazil international has become a key component of the Chelsea team, with his energetic and bustling nature an important characteristic in the club’s run to becoming Champions League winners last season.

Ramires played for Cruzeiro from 2007 until 2009 when he moved to Benfica for a fee of around 7.5 million euros, and is optimistic he will play for them once again, but admits money could be an issue for the Belo Horizonte-based club.

“If Cruzeiro are interested, it’s possible for me to go back,” Ramires told Sportv.

“Although it’s not a decision I can make and difficult because my price is very high. If Cruzeiro could raise the money, I would go back for sure.”

One of the main reasons the 25-year-old is interested in a potential return is due to the club’s willingness to allow him to move to Europe when the chance arose, something he feels he must repay.

“I was happy at Cruzeiro and felt an obligation to return at some point as the club offered me a chance to launch my sport career in Europe,” he said.

“I still follow their matches on the internet. The fans were always good to me and named me ‘Ramires the Warrior’.”

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