Fluminense chase ex-Argentina striker Barcos

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 31 (IANS) Brazilian football club Fluminense is in talks to sign former Argentina striker Hernan Barcos, according to media reports.

The 32-year-old still has six months remaining in a loan spell with Argentine clubVelez Sarsfield from Portugal’s Sporting Lisbon, reports Xinhua.

But the Argentine club is willing to negotiate with Fluminense after Barcos struggled for form and fitness in the second half of 2016, Uol Esporte reported.

Capped four times for Argentina’s national team, Barcos has already had successful spells at Brazilian clubs Palmeiras and Gremio.

Fluminense finished the 2016 Brazilian Serie A standings in the 13th place.