Sriwijaya set sights on ex-Brazil international Adriano

The Indonesian Super League champions are targeting a big-name signing for next season and is keen on landing the former Selecao and Inter Milan forward if the price is right

Although the current Indonesian Super League is still ongoing, reigning champions Sriwijaya FC is already planning for the next season and is keen to land a big name to its squad.

According to the Eagles of Andalas' team manager Robert Heri, the club has begun its search for players for next season, with former Brazil international and Inter Milan striker Adriano Leite Ribeiro in their sights.

“We have heard of Adriano’s interest to play in Asia and there is a possibility of us welcoming him next season," he told Goal Indonesia.

“But before we confirm anything about his signing, we have to see his [physical] condition, including his asking price; I do have the feeling that his price will be high.

“After we gather all the data and information on him, only then will we bring this matter up to the management to decide whether we will recruit Adriano or not.” 

Adriano used to mesmerise fans in the Italian Serie A during his tenure with the Nerazzurri from 2001-2002 and 2004-2009 with his dribbling skills and eye for goal.

His final year with the Italian club saw the striker being sent out on loan to his native land with Sao Paulo, after the Brazilian experienced a dip in form and poor physical conditions. 

Adriano last played for Corinthians in the Brazilian top division during which he ruptured his Achilles tendon and was on the treatment table for six month.

The 31-year-old made only a handful of appearance for the club before he was released in March 2012.