Veteran Brazilian keeper set for return

Dida is tipped to make a comeback with relegation candidates Portuguesa in Brazil’s Série A.

Former European Cup and Copa Libertadores winner Dida is set to make a return to the game – two years after last playing.

The 38-year-old keeper, who left AC Milan two years ago, is expected to join newly promoted Portuguesa for their Campeonato Brasileiro campaign after most recently playing for Milan on the Beach Soccer circuit.

Portuguesa are said to be optimistic of landing the 91-capped Brazilian international after holding talks with Dida on Monday.

“The meeting was made to clarify some doubts – Dida knows he needs at least 15 days to get into a good physical condition,” confirmed a club official.

Whilst coach Geninho is hoping Dida can find the form which made him an established name earlier in his career.

“The directors approached me and I gave my opinion about signing him. He’s an experienced player and requires special care because he is a player of high cost. I don’t want the Dida of recent times in Milan – I want the Dida who shone in world football,” the Portuguesa coach told Lance!

The former Vitória, Cruzeiro and Corinthians keeper was linked with a short-term move to São Paulo earlier this year.

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