By Chris Wright
Corinthians have announced that they have terminated and torn up Adriano’s contract after giving up on ever rescuing the wayward Brazilian from his ongoing career funk – with imminent retirement looking like a very real prospect for the former Inter Milan battering ram.
After being jettisoned by Roma last March after a fractious 10-month stint in the Italian capital, Adriano returned home to Brazil proclaiming that he would put his heart and soul into regaining his place in the national side for the 2014 World Cup, but suffered a fairly serious Achilles injury just days after resuming training and spent six months on the sidelines before making his debut in October – after which he only made six further appearances, scoring two goals.
Reports from Brazil are suggesting that the decision was made after Adriano failed to report for training two days on the spin and then refused to let the Corinthians doctor weigh him once he finally sauntered into the club’s training facilities.
The 30-year old had been staying in a private health club at Corinthian’s expense to