Without a club, striker Quaresma revealed that he had the opportunity to play on Brazilian soil in the past. In this ocasion, Flamengo e Santos were the clubs that showed interest in having the Portuguese.
“I had the opportunity to go to Santos. I did not receive a formal proposal, but I spoke to people. When coach JJ (Jorge Jesus) was at Flamengo, there were some conversations, but that was it”, he said in an interview with TNT Sports Brasil.
The winger also stated that he “would like to experience” Brazilian football and highlighted the culture present in the country, especially dribbling.
“It was a championship that I would like to experience. I like to get to know cultures. I like Brazilian football because it is a football where they like to take risks, where they like dribbling, one-on-one, and that is my strong point”, he concluded.
At age 39, Quaresma has been without a club since May 2022, when he terminated his contract with Vitória de Guimarães, from Portugal. In his career, the Portuguese player has played for Barcelona, Sporting, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Porto, Besiktas, Kasimpasa-TUR and Al-Ahli-UAE. The player also represented his country in several opportunities, including a World Cup and three European Championships.
In total, the winger scored 109 goals and distributed 164 assists in 673 games. Thus, he won a Champions League (09/10), a Euro Cup (2016), two Italian Championships (08/09 and 09/10), an FA Cup (2009), an Italian Cup (09/10), an Italian Super Cup (08/09), four Portuguese Championships (01/02, 05/06, 06/07 and 07/08), two Portuguese Cups (2002 and 2006), two Turkish Championships (15/16 and 16 /17), a Turkish Cup (15/16 and 16/17) and three Portuguese Supercups (2003, 2005 and 2007).
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