Roar Eyeing Reinaldo Redux?

The A-League could be set for yet another injection of Brazilian flair should any Palmeiras stand out during their friendly against Queensland Roar this weekend…
Australian football have acquired a taste for South American talent over the last few years, with the likes of Juninho Paulista and Fred turning it on during their respective stints down under.

Queensland lost two of their resident Brazilians at the end of last season, with Marcinho being released and Reinaldo moving to Korean outfit Busan I’Park.

The latter’s 24-year-old namesake could fill the void at Suncorp Stadium if he impresses for Palmeiras on Saturday, as he and team-mate Beto are expected to attract the attention of Roar boss Frank Farina.

"Reinaldo and Beto are probably the two most experienced players that are here," said Verdao coach Jorge Luis da Silva – better known as ex-Brazil star Jorginho.

"They'll see this game as a goal of trying to achieve staying here by getting an offer from an Australian club, or going somewhere else overseas."

Mike Maguire