World Football - Nene set to snub Santos for Qatar

Nene’s reported move from PSG to Santos may be off after it emerged that the 31-year-old is keen on an offer from Qatari club Al-Gharafa.

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Ligue 1 - Nene joins Qatar's Al-Gharafa from PSG
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The left winger made 22 league appearances for Santos, one of three Brazilian sides he represented at senior level, a decade ago.

He explained his desire to return home earlier in the week to RMC, saying: “I want to return to Brazil. My children are there.

“It is also good for my chances of selection. I would have more opportunities. But I still hesitate choosing between sport and finance.”

And reports are now suggesting that finance will win, as Al-Gharafa are set to offer a two-year deal worth €3.7million a year, with an additional million euros offered as a signing bonus.

Al-Gharafa are currently coached by French boss Alain Perrin, who took charge of Portsmouth during their Premier League tenure back in 2005.

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