Sriwijaya interested in Adriano

The Indonesian club have expressed a desire to sign the struggling Brazilian striker after the 31-year-old revealed he was open to showcasing his talents in Asia
By Hensyi Fitransyah

Sriwijaya's coach Robert Heri says they have begun exploring the possibility of signing troubled Brazilian striker Adriano.

The former Inter forward last played for Flamengo, but has been without a club for over seven months now, as his well-documented off-the-field problems have affected his football.

But still only 31, Adriano is hoping to rekindle the form which made him a world-class footballer and according to Sriwijaya's coach Heri, the Brazilian is targeting the Far East as a place for his return.

“We heard news that Adriano was interested in playing in Asia. We will open any possibility to sign him for next season,” Heri exclusively told Goal.

“But before we bring him to Palembang, we will see Adriano’s latest condition, including his price.

“After we know about his condition, we will hold a management meeting and make a decision to recruit him or not.”

The striker has been capped 51 times by Brazil, scoring 29 goals. Adriano has been plagued by injury which has limited his action since the 2010-11 season, he is currently without a club.