Sunday, 13th February 2011 

Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos is set to leave his homeland in search of one last big pay day, after his club side Corinthians confirmed the left back has headed to Russia.

And Carlos’ destination is Anzhi Makhachkala, the Russian Premier League club based in Dagestan. 

The 37-year-old is signing a two-year deal with the Russian side, that is believed to be worth a total of €15M.

The former Real Madrid and Inter defender returned to Brazil in 2010 to join up with legendary striker Ronaldo at Corinthians. Carlos was expected to finish his career in his homeland and some of his performances for Corinthians were breathtaking, leading many to wonder whether the defender would ever see the standard of his play decline with age.

Now Carlos becomes the latest big name arrival in the Russian top flight, following hot on the heels of Ruud Gullit, who agreed to take over at Terek Grozny.


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