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Júnior Negão on fulfilling a ‘promise’ for his late father (Interview)

In an interview with Dugout, Júnior Negão talks about a possible return to Brazilian football and a promise he made to himself for his late father.

Since joining South Korea in 2017, Negão has established himself as one of, if not, K League 1’s deadliest striker – scoring a staggering 69 goals in 91 games during the regular season for Daegu FC and Ulsan Hyundai.
But to the Ulsan Tiger’s disappointment, it seems Negão might be packing his bags soon.

“I always say: I don’t know when, I don’t know where, but I want to play in Bazil again. Not only to try to prove myself but also because Brazilian football is different from any other. I want to feel the atmosphere of Brazilian football again because it’s different. I can say that since I play in Europe, Thailand and Korea. The atmosphere of a crowded Mineirao or Maracana is different.” The 33 years old told Dugout before naming the club he’d love the represent and the reason behind his preferred choice.
“My father s from Bahia and I have always seen the passion for Bahia. I grew up watching him watching Bahia games. I think it would be a gift for him, he is not with us anymore, but I think it would be a gift for him.”
This season Negão has netted 24 goals from 22 matches in the K League regular season plus 1 in 4 matches during the final round of the competitions.