Chongqing Lifan snap up Fernandinho on free transfer from Gremio

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Chongqing Lifan snap up Fernandinho on free transfer from Gremio

Chongqing Lifan snap up Fernandinho on free transfer from Gremio

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Copa Libertadores champions Gremio have lost forward Fernandinho on a free transfer, with Chongqing Lifan the side to benefit.

Chongqing Lifan have secured the signing of Fernandinho on a free transfer from Copa Libertadores champions Gremio.

Fernandinho starred for Gremio against Lanús

The attacker scored nine goals in 28 Campeonato Brasileiro appearances in 2017 and started seven of Gremio's 13 continental games - including both legs of the final against Lanús in November - as the Porto Alegre club lifted the title. He later featured against Real Madrid in the final of the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi. 

Fernandinho had been with Gremio since July 2014, a spell which included unsuccessful loan stints with Italian side Verona and Flamengo.

Brazilian community at Chongqing Lifan

The 32-year-old should have some assistance with regards to settling in at the Chinese Super League club, as he will join three other Brazilians in Hyuri, Alan Kardec and another Fernandinho, while Portuguese coach Paulo Bento took over in December.

 

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