Adriano eyes Brazil future

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Image: Adriano: Heading home

Former Roma striker Adriano believes his future lies in Brazil despite being linked with a move to England.

Homesick former Roma striker believes future lies in Brazil

Former Inter Milan and Roma striker Adriano believes his future lies in Brazil despite being linked with a move to the Premier League. The 29-year-old, whose three-year Roma contract was terminated this week, has been linked with Newcastle and Spurs. But the striker insists he wants to return to his homeland to ply his trade after finding it hard to be without his family while at Roma, for whom he made just five appearances after joining in the summer. He told Rome sports newspaper Corriere dello Sport: "The choice to return to Brazil is the right one. "I have two children, I am with the mother of my children and I miss them a lot. "Each time I call them I feel like crying. "I can no longer be far away from them and it's not easy to bring them here. "I was unlucky at Roma but perhaps it was a sign from God to tell me that it would be better for me to return to Brazil."

Injuries

Adriano has battled with personal problems in recent seasons and admitted injuries prevented him from playing to the best of his ability at Roma. He added: "I hope the fans are not angry with me and I hope they understand who I am. "I decided with the club that to end the contract was the best solution for everyone. "I have not been able to succeed at Roma, mainly due to injuries. Never in my career had I suffered so many injuries. "Each time I was finding my form I was forced to stop because of a physical problem. "I lose so much money but I want to be happy with my family. "Today I can leave with my head held high. I haven't treated anyone badly and I have always respected everyone. "I leave Roma but I will not stop playing."

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