Sao Paulo mull new Lugano deal
Rio de Janeiro: Sao Paulo are expected to decide the future of former Uruguay captain Diego Lugano in the coming days, according to media reports.
Lugano’s contract with the Brazilian Serie A club expires at the end of June but the Tricolor have indicated the 36-year-old could be given a contract extension, reports Xinhua news agency.
The former Paris Saint-Germain centre-back has played in just eight of the club’s past 29 matches.
But his leadership qualities and popularity among teammates could convince Sao Paulo’s hierarchy to hand the defender a new deal, the Gazetta Esportiva newspaper said.
Lugano has made 33 appearances for Sao Paulo since returning for a second spell at the club last year.
He was capped 95 times for Uruguay and captained the team at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.