Perak forward Paulo Rangel has reaffirmed his desire to remain with the Seladangs until the end of the year, despite his parent club, Muangthong United's intention of prematurely ending his stint in Malaysia.
The Thai Premier League side are lacking firepower with Teerasil Dangda struggling for form in recent times. As a result, they have made an approach to take Rangel back, with the transfer window set to end on the 25th of July.
However, Rangel has decided to remain here, claiming that he has already informed of his decision to Muangthong.
"Yes, Muangthong wanted me back, but I've told them I want to stay," Rangel told Goal Malaysia in an exclusive interview.
"The Malaysia Cup is up next so I want to at least stay until it finishes. I have another year in my contract with Muangthong, so I will think of my future at the end of this year.
"Right now I'm focused with Perak and we hope to achieve something in the upcoming Malaysia Cup competition," he added.
Perak coach Azraai Khor Abdullah told Goal Malaysia prior to this that they were negotiating with Muangthong on the possibility of Rangel staying here. Regardless to say, they will be ecstatic with Rangel echoing their sentiments as well.
The Brazilian forward has been a revelation since joining Perak in April, netting nine goals in nine Super League games.