Cicinho, the 27 year-old Brazilian full-back at Real Madrid is reported to want to leave the club as he has only played 16 times for them since signing in 2005 from Brazilian club Sao Paulo.
Roma have been pursuing Cicinho for a while now and are reported to be ready to make a fresh bid for him in the coming weeks. They intend to use the money raised from Cristian Chivu’s sale to Inter Milan to bid for Cicinho. Roma see him as an ideal player as he would not occupy a non-EU place in their squad due to his Italian heritage and passport.
Is it possible for Newcastle to attract Cicinho?
Let’s take a look.
We wonder if Newcastle would have any chance of signing the Brazilian. Of course the big disadvantage we have right now is that we cannot offer him European football next year but that didn’t seem to affect Edmilson’s desire to play for Newcastle – and we still expect Edmilson to join Newcastle in January. Cicinho signed a five year contract with Real two years ago but it is thought that Real are willing to allow him to move on.
Cicinho is 5’8â€ tall and has played 16 times for Brazil since his debut in 2005 and scored 1 goal. His previous clubs before Real Madrid were Botafogo (27 appearances â€“ 3 goals), Athletico Mineiro (62 appearances â€“ 8 goals), Sao Paulo FC (90 appearances and 18 goals).
CÃcero JoÃ£o de CÃ©zare, nicknamed Cicinho (born June 24, 1980 in PradÃ³polis, SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil), plays as a wingback or right-back. He is known for his combative tackling, darting runs and attacking play and has often been compared to Roberto Carlos, due to his ability to attack.
He would be a great signing for us but with his Italian heritage Roma’s appeal may be too much for him.