The former Chelsea and Barcelona midfielder has expressed his admiration for the veteran Argentine playmaker, who is currently without a club after leaving Boca Juniors.Juan Roman Riquelme would be more than welcome at Fluminense, according to Deco.
The former Villarreal player called time on his second spell at Boca Juniors in the summer, having spent a total of 10 years playing at La Bombonera. He has since been linked with a host of clubs, including Chivas USA and the Brazilian champion Fluminense, and the 35-year-old Deco insists that he would not be threatened by extra competition for his playmaking spot.
"I do not know if he will be recruited, it is the directors who manage that part, but if this is the case, he will be welcome here, without doubt," Deco told Globoesporte. "I do not see any problem. Players adapt easily to quality players."
Having won the Brasileiro in 2012, Deco is now setting his sights on continental glory by winning the Copa Libertadores.
"The Libertadores is a dream, not only of the fans but also the players," the former Porto, Barcelona and Chelsea man said. "I have never won this competition, and I'm preparing for that. But football is not an exact science, it's not just train andwin. There are other teams that are also prepared and want to win as much as us."