Gilberto Silva to play for Brazilian club Gremio

World Cup-winning midfielder Gilberto Silva will play in Brazil
again after nine seasons in Europe.

The former Arsenal and Panathinaikos player has reached a deal
with Gremio until the end of 2012.

The 34-year-old Gilberto Silva was a starter for Brazil when it
won the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan. He also played in
the 2006 and 2010 tournaments.

Gilberto Silva says he ”couldn’t be more motivated” and he
feels like he is 20 years old again.

Gremio, seventh in the Brazilian league after two rounds, also
recently signed Argentine striker Ezequiel Miralles, who had been
playing for Chile’s Colo Colo.