Ewerthon: I had options
Ewerthon has revealed that he turned down several offers to return to Bundesliga.
By Lucas Brown
Last Updated: 29/07/07 5:14pm
Ewerthon has revealed that he turned down several offers to return to Bundesliga and join Stuttgart on loan for a season from Real Zaragoza.
The Brazilian striker is expected to put pen-to-paper on a deal this week and then join the squad for pre-season training in Austria.
Zaragoza allowed the move to go ahead after they secured the services of Ricardo Oliveira from Milan and Ewerthon is pleased with the way things have gone.
"I am very happy that this has happened," he told Kicker.
"I had offers from other clubs, but I chose Stuttgard because they stand for attractive and successful football."
The German outfit's press spokesman, Oliver Schraft, confirmed that the deal was close to being concluded and said that he exptec the player to join the club soon.
"We are expecting to arrive on Monday," he said on Sunday evening. "The negotiations are already very advanced.
"That is why something this has happened and he is going to join us."
Stuttgart also have the option to buy Ewerthon on a permanent basis in a year's time with a fee of ,é¼6million being agreed with Real Zaragoza.