Robert de Pinho is no longer with Club America but neither the club nor the player is bitter with one another.Club America and Robert de Pinho have decided to part ways after head coach Jesus “Chucho” Ramirez and sporting director Jaime Ordiales decided that the Brazilian striker was not the ideal partner for Salvador Cabañas. In an interview with Mediotiempo.com, de Pinho's representative, Jose Garcia, claims all sides came to an agreement.
“We (club, representative, and player) all came to a conclusion that the best thing was for Robert not to continue, so the relation with America has finished,” Garcia said. “It had been agreed that he would remain in the club but he received better offers and America thought about bringing in another player, Monterrey also agreed, so we are all happy, this is something good for all of us."
Although de Pinho originally entered in Ramirez's plans for next season the America manager decided that the Brazilian was not the ideal strike partner for Cabañas. With de Pinho no longer taking a foreigner spot in the team America is expected to bring in another South American player to bolster their attack.
“The relation finished in good terms; in fact I expect to travel with Jaime and Chucho next week to Brazil to go look for players, they want to bring a forward, a midfielder, and a central defender,” admitted Garcia. “That is why I said that this was a good thing for everyone because America now has one extra foreigner slot to fill and Robert has the opportunity to go to another team. He had offers from Mexico if he chose not to remain at America but his best option now is to play in Brazil for the next six months."
Joel Aceves, Goal.com
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