Former Villarreal striker Nilmar is now available on a free transfer after deciding to end his association with Qatari club El Jaish by mutual consent. The player moved to El Jaish only recently and has made three appearances for his new team. Despite scoring two goals in these matches, he has followed with the club and will now be searching for a new team. Nilmar was once regarded as the hottest property in world football. He was still making his name at Brazilian club Internacional when the move to French club Lyon came about.
However, the move to European football at an early stage in his career did not help matters after he scored just two goals in one season with the French club. Due to the disappointment, he returned back to Brazilian football and represented the likes of Corinthians and Internacional. After managing to find his feet once again, his aspirations of becoming a top striker were renewed after Spanish club Villarreal showed interest. This brought about the best spell in his career where he spent three years at the Spanish club scoring 26 goals in 85 appearances.
The move to Al Rayyan came as a surprise to many given that the player was at the peak of his career when he moved to Qatar. He has now became a free agent. “I can not tell what are the ideas Nilmar, he always showed that give priority to Inter in a potential transaction, we will wait. But I see no prospect of him coming here at this time, I am aware of the values that he had been receiving, and is completely outside the standards of Brazil,” said Internacional president in a recent interview. Due to the high wages earned by Nilmar at the Middle East club, he will find it hard to move to Brazilian football without a substantial drop.