LA Liga: Sporting Gijón Forward Hugo Vieira Wants to Return to Gil Vicente

Posted: January 9, 2013 in Primeira Liga, SL Benfica, Transfer Window
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Portuguese Forward Hugo Vieira, who is currently on loan with Spanish second division club Sporting Gijón has openly stated his desire to return to his old club Gil Vicente. The 24-year-old has only played in two games so far this season in the second division, coming off the bench on both occasions.

Vieira played with the Barcelos-based club between 2009-2012 before signing with Portuguese giants Benfica this summer. When it became clear that he would not see much playing time, he was loaned out to Sporting Gijón.

Vieira was one of the biggest reasons for Gil Vicente being promoted to the top division in Portugal in 2011. He has stated that negotiations are already on-going and the deal will likely be announced soon.

Maisfutebol is reporting that Vieira’s girlfriend is suffering from a serious medical problem, and he would like to be closer to her. He listed that as the main reason for wanting to return.

Vieira told A Bola, “I think everything will be resolved this week. They (Sporting Gijón) do not want to keep a player whose head is not with the club. Everyone will gain from this. They will save money on my wages and I will be closer to my girlfriend.”

Gil Vicente’s manager Paulo Alves confirmed his club’s interest in re-acquiring Vieira to Maisfutebol this week, probably on loan.

“There is interest. Hugo was very happy here. He is from here and considers this his home, and he was nurtured here. But it is complicated and we will have to wait and see if everything will work out.”

“He is a player that I know very well…It will be no problem adapting him into our style of play. He is the kind of player that we are looking for to strengthen our squad,” Alves added.


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