CavalieriExtends Contract with Fluminense until 2019

Fluminense have extended the contract of goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri by an additional year.

The current contract of the former Liverpool goalkeeper was set to end in the summer of 2018. Now, he will remain at the Brazilian outfit at least until 2019. Cavalieri returned to Brazilian football in 2011 after failing to establish himself as a first-team regular in European football. The 34-year-old went from a promising goalkeeper in the Palmeiras team straight to the Liverpool squad. Regarded as one of the biggest clubs in European football, the move to Anfield hindered the ability of the player to grow since he was largely a backup to then-first choice Pepe Reina.

As a result, he decided to join Italian outfit Cesena in 2010 on a free transfer. He spent only one season in Italy before being drawn back to Brazilian football with Fluminense. Cavalieri has become one of the reliable players for the Brazilian outfit so much so that they have decided to extend the contract of the player even though he is 34.

Since he had just two years left on his contract, there were a lot of transfer rumours surrounding the player in the last few weeks. Fluminense have, therefore, decided to end those rumoursby offering the player a new deal. He will remain at the club until December 2019.

“There was talk on a radio, and then there was discussion. In election time, he sees something that is negative. It has nothing to do. At the turn of the year, the Cavalieri received a proposal from Inter. The vice soccer player at the time (MárioBittencourt) negotiated with the athlete and his businessmen an extension of contract and small increase. The term went from 2018 to 2019. The image contract was signed on January 15,” said presidentPeter Siemsen.