Pedro Heizer

Corinthians centre-back set for United Arab Emirates move

Centre-back Henrique could be on his way out of Corinthians, according to the latest reports from UOL.

The 32-year-old who joined Corinthians in January of last year is reportedly being courted by Ittihad Kalba of the Arabian Gulf League.

Although not yet official, Corinthians is already making plans for life after Henrique.

UOL reports that the Timão will not be on the market for a new centre-back, and will make Bruno Méndez and Léo Santos the officials backups for Gil and Manoel. Also, with Henrique making the move to the United Arab Emirates, youngest João Victor will get more playing time with Corinthians.

The Timão’s brass has made it known they will not make the move difficult for Henrique and will let him leave should he ask for a release.