Ex-Brazil striker Vagner Love leaves Corinthians

Former Brazil international striker Vagner Love has been released by Corinthians amid speculation that he will return to former club CSKA Moscow.

The 35-year-old reached an amicable agreement with Corinthians after accepting a transfer offer, the Brazilian Serie A club said on Friday, without providing details, reports Xinhua news agency.

“Because of this, the club will no longer have to bear the costs of the remainder of the contract, which had been due to expire at the end of (2020),” read a Corinthians statement.

Love, who has been capped 25 times for Brazil’s national team, scored 14 goals in 72 appearances following his January 2019 move from Besiktas. He also represented Corinthians in 2015, when he netted 16 times in 50 matches.

The Globo Esporte news service said Love was in “advanced” talks with CKSA, with whom he has played 256 games and scored 124 goals over two spells.

“Thank you for everything I have experienced,” Love said on Instagram. “I leave the club with a sensation of having achieved my mission and will take wonderful memories with me,” he added.