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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Offer He Can't Refuse

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil () -- Donizete played hard to get, and it paid.


The all-star forward of Botafogo ended a holdout and agreed to transfer to Japan's Verdy Kawasaki for $l4 million tax-free -- about $1.5 million more than the club originally offered, major newspapers reported Wednesday.


The three-year contract includes a house, two cars, two round-the-clock interpreters for Donizete and his wife, and seven roundtrip air fares a year between Tokyo and Rio.


"I didn't want to go, but it's impossible to turn down this money,'' Donizete was quoted as saying.