Shandong Luneng midfielder Montillo set for Brazil move

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Rio de Janeiro, Dec 22 (IANS) Former Argentina international midfielder Walter Montillo is set to join Rio de Janeiro football giants Botafogo from Shandong Luneng, according to media reports.

Montillo suggested a deal was imminent on Wednesday when he posted the words “almost there” in Portuguese on his official Twitter account, reports Xinhua.

The 32-year-old has been offered a two-year contract with a monthly salary of around $120,000, Brazilian portal Uol reported.

Capped six times for Argentina’s national team, Montillo joined Shandong Luneng in 2014 from Brazilian Serie A outfit Santos.

He made 34 appearances for the Chinese Super League club in 2016 and scored 13 goals.

–IANS

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