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.