Ex-Inter and Brazil striker Adriano has sent his fans into delirium - after confirming on Instagram that he's hoping to return to professional football after striving to get back into shape. After establishing a reputation as one of the most fearsome strikers in the world, the goal machine saw his career turn into a laughing stock as he struggled with weight issues.
Posting on his official Instagram account, the four-time Serie A winner proudly posted a picture of himself lacing up his boots ahead of a charity match - displaying a far sleeker physique to the one scrutinised during his ill-fated spell with Brazilian side Corinthians.
The 35-year-old's turn-out in the 'Game of Stars' charity match impressed his childhood club Flamengo, who are now rumoured to be offering him a sensational return to the game. As reported by the Sun, former Flamengo star Juan hinted heavily at Adriano rejoining his former side, claiming:
At the peak of his career, Adriano's bullish attacking play saw him become on of the most feared strikers in world football. After making a name for himself with Serie A side Parma, Adriano sealed a move back to Inter where he won four Serie A titles. Adriano is likely to jump at the opportunity to end his career in style, with a return to Flamengo the perfect way to finish.