According to the Daily Mail, Gilberto Silva could be about to sign for top Brazilian club Flamengo. He’s also recently been linked with Liverpool, as well as a host of other English sides over the past few weeks – but put to death any rumours of a return to the English Premier League.
Former Man Utd player JosÃ© KlÃ©berson currently plays at Flamengo, and the reports suggest that Panathinaikos would be interested in a Gilberto-KlÃ©berson exchange between the clubs.
It’s not yet 100% certain if this rumour is just another made-up tabloid story; but it is about 99% certain.
That said, Gilberto Silva has always targeted a return to Brazil. In my opinion though, it’s not very likely he’ll go to Brazil this season – and less likely that he’d go to Flamengo. I’d say that he’ll see out his remaining year contract in Greece for Panathinaikos, and then return to Brazil to play for either Atletico Mineiro (if they’ll have him), or failing that, to America MG.
I stand ready to be proved wrong – but am not sure that I will be.