Is Lugano Headed to Real Madrid for Emerson?
Less than a year after signing with Fenerbahce, is Uruguayan star Diego Lugano headed to Real Madrid in exchange for Brazilian Emerson Ferreira da Rosa? Speculation is that Real Madrid is poised to offer 10 Million Euro for Diego Lugano, as well as midfielder Emerson. The Brazilian star just turned 30 last week and could be moving to Turkiye at the end of the year. Nicknamed "The Puma," Emerson formerly played for AS Roma, Bayer Leverkusen, and Juventus. He's also been a member of the Brazilian National Side since 1997. He was the original captain for Brazil's 2002 World Cup squad before suffering an injury.
Lugano came to Fener prior to the 2006-2007 season. He's been a useful defender in the back, but rumors of his departure from Kadikoy have been rapidly circulating over the last two months. His possible move to Real Madrid has also been mentioned with the import of Real Madrid's Roberto Carlos to Fenerbahce.