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Argentina: Luiz Alberto terminates Boca contract

Brazilian defender Luiz Alberto will return to his homeland after terminating his existing contract with Argentine giants Boca Juniors. At Boca Luiz Alberto was presented with limited opportunities and the fact that the club’s interim coach Roberto Pompei won’t take him into consideration means the Brazilian has no choice but to move elsewhere.

“On Tuesday we will terminate the contract, with a mutual agreement with the directors [of Boca], because since the new coach assumed his position he [Luiz Alberto] hasn’t been taken into account and, because there have been some offers from Brazil, we decided that it would be best to terminate the contract now,” affirmed Pablo Blasco, the agent of the player.

“Luiz Alberto had a contract until June, but the circumstances meant that it would be better to end things now,” he added.

The 32-year-old only made seven appearances for Boca, including one in the Argentine superclasico against River Plate, in which he played perhaps his best game as his side claimed a comfortable 2-0 victory.

Luiz Alberto found great difficulty adapting himself to the Argentine game, even if he arrived at the club with a great deal of experience under his belt. In Brazil the defender played for Fluminense, Flamengo, Internacional, Atletico Mineiro and Santos, while he also had stints in Spain and France with Real Sociedad and Saint-Etienne, respectively.

Boca Juniors are expected to offload several members of their current squad as they search for fresh legs looking ahead to next season’s Apertura championship.



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