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Fiorentina drop out of race for QPR keeper

Fiorentina stop their pursuit of Julio Cesar

By | 13th August 2013
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Serie A outfit Fiorentina have reportedly dropped out of the race to sign Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar, according to a Daily Star report. The Italian side had been rumored to have a problem with the length of the contract the Brazilian international wanted, and have ended their pursuit of the 33-year-old keeper.

“We won’t be able to sign Julio Cesar because it’s not a feasible transfer for us to complete,” La Viola’s sporting director Daniele Prade told Viola Channel, according to the Daily Star.

“But we’re satisfied with the two goalkeepers we currently have and while I feel that we have a strong squad, the players need to work hard and do what’s expected of them.”

The Brazilian keeper reportedly wants to leave Championship side QPR in order to compete for Brazil’s number one spot during the upcoming World Cup, and believes that only playing in one of the world’s top leagues will help him get there. Cesar has been pursued by multiple top clubs this summer, but has not been close to a deal since Serie A side Napoli were rejected in their efforts to capture the keeper on loan.

The Brazilian international started his career with Brazilian club Flamengo, playing there for seven seasons before moving to Serie A giants Inter Milan in 2005, despite being sent on loan to Chievo that season. The 33-year-old spent seven seasons there as well, playing in 228 league matches for the club while earning a reputation as one of the world’s best, before moving to the QPR project last season. The experiment failed however, and QPR were relegated to the Championship, causing the Brazilian keeper to desire a move away from Loftus Road.

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