Sunday, January 9, 2011

Wagner & Charles leave Lokomotiv

Brazilian duo Wagner and Charles, who played little part in the past season due to injuries have both left Lokomotiv. While Wagner flew to Turkey to join Gaziantepspor, Charles went back to his homeland and signed for Brazilian powerhouse Santos.

Starting by the latter, Charles, who joined Lokomotiv from Cruzeiro back in the summer of 2008, agreed to join Santos on-loan till the end of the season. Should the diminutive midfielder impress, Santos have also the option to make the transfer permanent. Neither the loan fee nor any potential fees were mentioned. Charles adventure in Moscow was unforuntately marred by injuries racked up and eventually he managed just 24 appearances over a period of 2 years and a half.

On the same day, the Brazlian contingent present at Lokomotiv lost another compatriot as the rumours that lately have been circulating about the potential departure of Wagner finally came to fruitition. Although there was some interest from Brazilian soil, the midfielder eventually opted to stay in Europe and his preferred destination was the Turkish Super Lig. According to the Turkish club official website signed a 4.5 year contract with the same Gaziantepspor. Wágner Ferreira dos Santos, who joined Lokomotiv from Cruzeiro during the summer of 2009, made 21 apperances for Lokomotiv and scored 3 goals in the process. The reported fee of the transfer is believed to be somewhere around the 3million euro mark, that is 3millions less the Railwaymen have paid Cruzeiro for his services.

While auguring the best of luck to Wagner for his new adventure at Gaziantepspor, I wish Charles even better and hopefully come back to Moscow after his one-year stint at Santos. This is because that personally Charles was one of the player which we have sorely missed in the past season and moreover, Charles rarely let his manager down whenever he put on the red-green shirt. ALL THE BEST BOTH OF YOU and THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE FOR LOKO!!

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