Football

Nicolas Anelka set to join Atletico Mineiro

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Former West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka is set to join Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro, according to the club's president.

Alexandre Kailil took to Twitter and seemingly confirmed the deal when he said "Anelka é do Galo," which translates as "Anelka is a rooster," in a reference to Mineiro's club nickname.

The club are yet to officially announce the move but it looks as though Anelka could link up with Ronaldinho after being sacked by West Brom last month for performing the 'quenelle' gesture.

Anelka was subsequently fined and hit with a five-match suspension after his goal-celebration against West Ham last December.

The 35-year old tweeted that he had left the Premier League club and had said he was in no rush to return to the game following the controversy.

If the Frenchman is to join Belo Horizonte it would be the 12th club of a career that has included spells for Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid amongst others.

Anelka's former club West Brom earned a vital win in their pursuit of Premier League survival with a 1-0 win away at fellow strugglers Norwich.

Mineiro meanwhile don't begin their league season until May.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Football
Nicolas Anelka

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again