Adriano, formally one of the world’s most feared strikers, looks set to make a return to football with French Ligue 2 side Le Havre.
The former Brazilian international has been without a club since being released by Athelico Paranaense in April.
Adriano brings more than his football boots he has a reputation for late nights and parties: “I think it is better for me to come back to play in Europe because here I have more peace to work and to focus, not like in Brazil. You can say Brazil is more hectic and it is because of that I accepted the move.”
On November 7 Adriano was cleared of drug trafficking by a judge in Rio.
The player has been plagued by injury and off-field problems for years, however the future president of Le Havre, Christophe Maillol, believes his signing shows intent.
“I bought a player like Adriano because I am ambitious. My ambition is to win promotion this season. I will do everything I can with Adriano and the team to achieve that.”
Between 2002 and 2006, while playing for Parma and Inter Milan,he scored 84 goals in 150 matches.
A return to that kind of form will please Le Havre supporters:
“I am very happy to see Adriano here. It will be great, he is a good player and will reinforce the club and he will have a good challenge here, which is promotion.”
Fitness first for Adriano if he is to help Le Havre, the club is currently seventh in the French second division.