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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Romario's Millions

SAO PAULO () -- Brazilian World Cup striker Romario will return to Spain next month to play for first division Valencia under a new $8 million, three-year contract, according to local television reports.

TV Globo on Friday said Romario, who helped lead Flamengo to the Rio championship with 26 goals, will play several more friendly matches in Brazil before leaving for Spain.

Romario left Barcelona last year complaining of homesickness to play for Flamengo but was reportedly unhappy about sharing the limelight at the Rio club with fellow striker Bebeto.