In his first season playing for QPR, Julio César impressed several clubs, despite the relegation of his team.
He has been linked with a lots of teams in this transfer window, and needs to make a quick decision about his future. What does his future hold?
The 33-year-old goalkeeper surprised many people in 2012 when he decided to move to QPR. Some journalists thought that QPR could be a new beginning for César, and a way to convince big European clubs that he was still in his peak years.
If this was his intention, he succeeded. Not only did César regain confidence, but he also had a good season. This culminated in his return to Brazil's squad.
Even with Julio's great form, QPR was relegated. With an advanced age and chances of playing at the 2014 World Cup, the Brazil international does not want to spend a year from his career playing in the Championship.
But if he is not going to play for QPR, what team should he sign with?
César has been linked with Villarreal, AC Milan, AS Roma, Fiorentina, Arsenal and more recently with Benfica. Among these teams, Benfica seems to be the closest one. The Portuguese side are seeking a goalkeeper, and an experienced player like César is exactly what they need.
If he agrees terms with Benfica, he will be making a good decision, because he will be in the spotlight, playing Champions League football.
However, I think that César can still play for one of the biggest clubs in Italy or England, stronger leagues than the Portuguese.
If he wants to be one of the best, he needs to play in a harder league, and Arsenal would be his ideal destination, in my opinion.
Where do you think Julio César should play next season?
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